Brazil to redirect foreign investments into sub-salt oil finds

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Brazil is considering stopping capital investment into foreign oil projects and concentrating instead on developing its own huge offshore sub-salt deposits, officials said.

Brazilian vice president out of hospital

SAO PAULO, July 7 (UPI) -- Brazilian Vice President Jose Alencar was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for acute abdominal pains.
Brazilian government sends more flood aid

Brazilian government sends more flood aid

SAO PAULO, May 11 (UPI) -- The Brazilian government said Monday it would send additional aid to help hundreds of thousands of flood victims in northern Brazil.
Brazil president stirs up G20 summit early

Brazil president stirs up G20 summit early

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says his fiery remarks implying the United States and Europe were responsible for the global economic downturn were meant to be provocative.

Brazil, Uruguay expand trade, energy

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 13 (UPI) -- During a recent visit of Uruguay's president to Brazil, the two nations agreed to increase cooperation on a number of issues, including energy.

10 die in police raid on Brazilian slum

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A police drug sweep in a Rio de Janeiro slum left 10 people dead, authorities said.

Brazil planning new economic strategy

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Brazilian leaders are preparing a new economic strategy amid a financial slowdown for the coming year, Brazil's president said Monday.

Brazil flood death toll hits 97

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The death toll from massive flooding and landslides in southern Brazil reached 97 Thursday with about 20 people still missing, officials said.

Brazil opposes potential Bolivian coup

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Brazilian government is against any attempt to overthrow the government in Bolivia, a foreign policy official says.

Analysis: Brazil debates oil fortune

Brazil has just tapped into the first of its newfound pre-salt oil discoveries, and already lawmakers are looking for ways to spend the expected multibillion-dollar windfall.

Brazil starts rain forest protection fund

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil is soliciting $21 billion in international donations to finance its efforts to protect the Amazon rain forest, government leaders say.

Analysis: Brazil's leader defends ethanol

MIAMI, June 11 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the world's oil companies are behind the bad press regarding his country's ethanol sector, denying claims by some that the industry uses slave labor and is responsible for deforestation in the Amazon.

Analysis: Brazil strikes oil ... again

MIAMI, June 4 (UPI) -- Brazil's oil bounty apparently continues to grow with the discovery of a new deposit of sweet crude off the coast of Sao Paulo state, according to energy officials.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Poll: Spaniards dislike Venezuela's Chavez

MADRID, May 30 (UPI) -- Spaniards dislike Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez most among world leaders, including U.S. President George W. Bush, a poll indicated.

Brazil, Germany, to work on renewables

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 19 (UPI) -- Brazil and Germany have signed a deal on energy cooperation.

Brazil: Mayors and judge nabbed in scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10 (UPI) -- More than a dozen Brazilian mayors and a judge were arrested in an alleged scheme to abscond with funds from the social security plan, federal officials said.

Lula: Brazil, Spain rift will be solved

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says he is certain his country's dispute with Spain regarding the deportation of Brazilian citizens could be resolved.

Brazil offers to mediate Lat Am row

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 3 (UPI) -- Brazil offered Monday to mediate tensions among three South American nations arising from the killing of a Colombian rebel in Ecuadorian territory.

Brazil investigating industrial espionage

SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The theft of laptops and computer hard drives belonging to Brazilian oil company Petrobras has been labeled industrial espionage, it was reported Thursday.

Analysis: Cuban energy may get shakeup

MIAMI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- With Fidel Castro deciding to not pursue another term in office, Cuba will become the focus of a regional tug-of-war over its oil and ethanol sectors, experts say.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: European Defense Contracts

BRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- France to hold live competition for APV replacement program; Britain and India to cooperate on anti-landmine vehicles; Sarkozy announces sale of defense equipment to Brazil; Nexter refuses to go down in U.K. FRES program

France to help Brazil boost its military

SAINT-GEORGES, French Guiana, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The French government will help Brazil boost its military by helping the Amazonian nation build fighter jets and submarines, it was reported Wednesday.

Castro says he too ill to campaign

HAVANA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Wednesday he is not well enough to address voters in the country's upcoming elections.

Analysis: Brazil, Cuba sign oil pact

MIAMI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil has signed a deal with Cuba to begin exploring its potentially oil-rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico in exchange for a multimillion-dollar aid program.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Brazilian leader predicts Castro's return

HAVANA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says he thinks Fidel Castro has regained his health and will retake his place as leader of Cuba before long.
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