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  • Brazil's Campos targets taxes, Petrobras to boost economy

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Eduardo Campos, the centrist former state governor running third in Brazil's presidential race, plans to lower the tax burden and set a formula to automatically raise fuel prices at state-run oil company Petrobras if he wins the October election.
  • Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this...

    After Twitter parody goes viral, Brazil leader meets her doppelganger

    After Twitter parody goes viral, Brazil leader meets her doppelganger
    MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense. When Rousseff took office and abandoned her...

    Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests

    Authorities in Brazil reduce bus fares in response to protests
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A number of cities in Brazil announced reductions in public bus fares Tuesday as authorities grappled with some of the largest street protests in years. Another major rally was planned in Sao Paulo for Tuesday evening, after tens of...

    Municipal elections in Brazil provide welcome news for President Rousseff

     
    Municipal elections throughout Brazil on Sunday saw Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes easily reelected, while in Sao Paulo two mayoral candidates faced a second round runoff. Brazilians voted largely to keep the major parties in charge of their cities,...