Canada's Harper in South America

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, packing a let's-make-a-deal attitude, arrived in Brazil Sunday to start a four-nation Latin America trade tour.

Brazil starts building Scorpene-class subs

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 19 (UPI) -- Brazil has started building four conventional submarines in preparation for developing technological capability to build a nuclear one with French help.

Mercosur pushes for early EU trade pact

ASUNCION, Paraguay, June 30 (UPI) -- Latin America's Mercosur trade bloc is impatient for progress on free-trade talks with the European Union to lead to an early agreement, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said.
Brazil seals new deals with China

Brazil seals new deals with China

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her 300-strong team sealed a much publicized strategic partnership with China, including deals that secure China's position as the main partner and investor in the Latin American country.
Brazil: no press conference for Obama

Brazil: no press conference for Obama

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 19 (UPI) -- A Brazilian spokesman said there would be no joint press conference Saturday after President Dilma Rousseff met with President Barack Obama.

Argentina, Brazil pledge joint projects

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Brazil's nuclear and security industries are set to benefit from new agreements signed after a summit meeting between Presidents Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Brazil's newly elected President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil plans free homes for flood victims

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says the country will build 8,000 free homes for victims of flooding and landslides that left 830 people dead.

Brazil's first woman president sworn in

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Dilma Rousseff, a 63-year-old grandmother and former urban guerrilla who spent three years in prison, was sworn in Saturday as Brazil's first woman president.

Rousseff majority under fire before Brazil's runoff poll

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Brazilian presidential frontrunner Dilma Rousseff faces a further dent into her lead as the country heads for the second and final round of presidential elections Oct. 31.

U.K. in the race to sell Brazil warships

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Britain is in the race to sell Brazil naval vessels, including warships, but is having to compete with European Union partners France and Italy.

Woman aims for history in Brazil election

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Brazil's presidential election is unprecedented in having two major female candidates, and one of them is poised to win.
Lula's press-bashing set to tarnish image

Lula's press-bashing set to tarnish image

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva put his "father figure" reputation on line in an unusually harsh criticism of the press for pointing out corruption and irregularities attributed to the ruling Workers Party aides.

Brazil gets new chief of staff

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 21 (UPI) -- Brazil's new chief of staff, Dilma Rousseff, assumed his new position Tuesday following his predecessor's resignation last week amid a corruption scandal.
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Brazil's national flag flies over Tiananmen Square's north rostrum as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing on April 12, 2011. Rousseff is on a five-day state visit to China, during which she will push for a series of trade and investment deals. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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