Petrobras mulls shedding energy assets in Peru

LIMA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Brazilian state oil company Petrobras hopes to raise cash from the sale of its assets in Peru as part of a continuing effort to ease its debt burden.

Rioting protesters return to Brazil streets

SAO PAULO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rioting protesters returned to Brazilian streets in an outburst of anger over the police killing of a 17-year-old boy in earlier unrest.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Uruguay sees deepwater port as regional master plan

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is pushing the country's deepwater port project as a multibillion-dollar regional undertaking, built on Uruguayn soil, leased to neighboring countries and operated by their state enterprises or private business.

Rousseff battles to calm unrest among teachers, oil workers

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is battling to calm the country's educational institutions after thousands of sympathizers from other sectors joined protests by teachers.

Kremlin: Greenpeace case a Russian matter

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The case against Greenpeace activists detained for their actions on an arctic oil rig in September is an internal matter, the Russian foreign minister said.

Brazil to create its own email system after protesting U.S. spying

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brazil says it will develop its own in-house email system to strengthen privacy and avoid spying it blames on the United States.

Latin America's commodities-fueled growth slowing

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- As the IMF and the World Bank see Latin American economic growth faltering and a recovery unlikely before 2014, a dim outlook for Brazil is emerging as the biggest surprise of all revised projections from the two international bodies in Washington.

Paraguay comes in from the cold after post-coup isolation

ASUNCION, Paraguay, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Paraguay is emerging stronger from diplomatic isolation, slapped on the landlocked country by Latin American neighbors after a June 2012 congressional impeachment ousted former President Fernando Lugo.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Argentina goes for second-hand jets for air force

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As compromises go, Argentina is buying used French Mirage jets from Spain rather than pour scarce cash into an ambitious but more desirable acquisition of new aircraft.

Brazil's drive for clean politics comes at cost

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to clean the country's politics when she took office Jan. 1, 2011, but her actions are having some unpredictable consequences.
Brazil's president calls for end to Internet spying in U.N. speech

Brazil's president calls for end to Internet spying in U.N. speech

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The president of Brazil used her speech at the United Nations Tuesday to scold the United States over its international intelligence activities.

Brazil's soybean bonanza hampered by choking ports

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil is set to overtake the United States as the world's largest soybean producer but its exporters face a potentially crippling bottleneck -- congested ports.
Brazilian president postpones state visit over NSA concerns

Brazilian president postpones state visit over NSA concerns

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit in Washington due to "concerns" over U.S. intelligence gathering in Brazil, the White House said.
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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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