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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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.

Cyberdefense moves open Latin American opportunities

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil will help Argentina organize and coordinate cyberdefense development in the two countries' military infrastructures, opening new opportunities for Brazilian business.

Brazil poverty overshadows hype over World Cup, Olympics

SAO PAULO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brazil's sharp income disparity, highlighted by Pope Francis and charities, is raising anxieties about next year's World Cup and summer Olympics two years later.
Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

Brazilian lawmakers to interview Snowden over spying allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian lawmakers say they plan a trip to Russia to meet with Edward Snowden over reports of U.S. spying on Brazil's president and the national oil company.

Obama pledges probe of reported NSA spying on Brazil, Mexico

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama pledged Friday to investigate a report that the United States spied on Brazilian and Mexican leaders.
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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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