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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.

Brazilian senator says report of NSA spying 'difficult to imagine'

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Brazilian Senate's Foreign Relations Committee says he was stunned about allegations of the United States spying on his country.

Despite hiccups, Latin America heading for growth

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Brazil may be slowing down and Argentina may be struggling with its foreign currency holdings, but Latin America on the whole is heading for strong growth, new research indicates.

Brazil struggles to overcome pre-Cup bottlenecks

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Brazil is struggling to overcome major bottlenecks in administration and infrastructure as it opens sale of tickets for next year's FIFA World Cup.

Brazil air force future in balance amid cutbacks, delays

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- It began as an ambitious multibillion dollar plan to give Brazil a brand-new air force to suit its status as an aspiring regional power, but nearly eight years on the acquisition program has hit more delays.

Brazilian infrastructure problems multiply amid labor unrest

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Labor unrest and popular protests threaten to derail Brazilian plans to have the country's infrastructure ready for the soccer World Cup next year and the summer Olympics in 2016.

Airport workers' strike has little impact on Brazilian airports

SAO PAULO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Striking airport workers in Brazil slowed traffic near airports, but little impact on takeoffs and landings around the country, aviation officials said.

Pope Francis heads back to Vatican after Brazil trip

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 28 (UPI) -- Pope Francis jetted back to the Vatican Sunday night, hours after leading an estimated 3 million faithful in a mass held on a Rio de Janeiro beach.
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff damaged by protests, trade slump

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff damaged by protests, trade slump

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 25 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has seen a dip in approval ratings blamed by opponents on wasteful state spending and by business on trade policies.
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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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