Brazilian authorities have canceled a trip to Washington that was designed to prepare for President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit next month in response to charges the U.S. spied on the South American nation.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff replaced her foreign minister after a diplomat acknowledged helping an outspoken opponent of Bolivia’s president flee the country, where he’s wanted on corruption charges, following a 13-month standoff.
In the race to succeed Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, only one candidate can match the former union leader’s up-by-the-bootstraps biography: his former Environmental Minister Marina Silva .
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s crackdown on corruption will likely appeal to middle-class voters who are growing in political importance. It also risks undercutting the fiscal discipline needed to cool inflation by disrupting her coalition.
Brazil’s decision to recognize overtime pay for workers contacted by their bosses after regular hours by e-mail or telephone is poised to increase companies’ costs and test their ability to boost productivity.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who stepped down this year as Brazil’s most popular president ever, will undergo chemotherapy for a malignant tumor in his larynx, undermining speculation that he will seek office again in 2014.