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Mercosur mired in row over Paraguay's suspension

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, July 18 (UPI) -- Latin America's leading trade bloc Mercosur emerged from its latest summit conference in the Uruguayan capital more divided than before the talks began.

Street protests spread chaos across Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 (UPI) -- Protesters brought Brazil's main highways to near standstill amid continuing popular anger over alleged misuse of public funds and neglect of basic services.

Troubled Brazil won't recruit Cuban doctors

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 10 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, facing unprecedented popular opposition, has dropped plans to import doctors from Cuba to meet shortfalls in the country's health services.

Brazil blames Argentina for delaying EU trade accord

BUENOS AIRES, July 8 (UPI) -- Argentina's fraught politics are under spotlight after Brazilian agribusiness leaders blamed Argentine government policies for delays in concluding a free trade deal with the European Union.

Brazil's Congress rejects controversial amendment

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 26 (UPI) -- Brazil's Congress Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that was at the heart of protests across the country the past two weeks.
Brazilian president proposes reforms to end protests

Brazilian president proposes reforms to end protests

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 25 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proposed a series of five reforms in an effort to end protests sweeping the country the past two weeks.

Protests go on in Brazil

SAO PAULO, June 23 (UPI) -- Brazilians took to the streets for another round of protests, despite President Dilma Rousseff's effort to address their demands, officials said.
Brazilian president pledges reforms in hopes of ending protests

Brazilian president pledges reforms in hopes of ending protests

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 22 (UPI) -- The president of Brazil says she will make a series of reforms designed to quell protests that have seen more than a million people in the streets.

Brazilian president calls emergency meeting over protests

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 21 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff held an emergency cabinet meeting Friday to discuss widespread protesting and civil unrest in her country.

Brazil braces for more anti-government protests

SAO PAULO, June 19 (UPI) -- Brazil braced for a new round of anti-government protests Wednesday after a violent night of looting and vandalism in Sao Paulo that led to at least 30 arrests.

Argentina, Brazil head for showdown over rail seizure

BUENOS AIRES, June 6 (UPI) -- Argentina triggered a new political confrontation with neighbor Brazil as it appropriated two railway concessions from Brazilian freight company America Latina Logistica S.A.

Brazil grapples with indigenous land protests

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 6 (UPI) -- Brazil's simmering conflict with indigenous communities boiled over this week after rioting over long-standing claims the government's zeal for development has encroached on sacred ancestral land of native Indian tribes.

Biden: Now's the time for stronger U.S.-Brazil ties

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden ended his visit to Brazil Friday saying it is time the United States and Brazil become closer partners.

Saab upgrading bid for Brazil FX-2 contest

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 20 (UPI) -- Sweden's Saab is upgrading its bid for Brazil's FX-2 jet fighter purchase plan, even as it weighs challenges from rivals Boeing and France's Dassault.

Brazil picks suppliers for electronic border fence

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (UPI) -- Brazil's plans to build an electronic fence along its border moved forward with what appears to be the final selection of local and foreign suppliers.
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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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