Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election bid lost support in a poll conducted by Datafolha as faster inflation and slower growth damaged her government’s popularity. She still had more than the level of support a candidate will need to win the first round this year.
The southern cities of Guarulhos, Sao Caetano do Sul and Diadema say Brazil’s biggest water utility cut supplies as much as a third in response to the worst drought in decades. Guarulhos, site of Sao Paulo’s international airport, said last week it was rationing in six neighborhoods.
Brazilian pension funds Funcef, Petrus and Previ will hold a 27.5 percent stake in the Belo Monte hydropower dam that will be built in the Amazon, Folha de S. Paulo reported , without saying where it got the information.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will discuss with her cabinet the threat of protests disrupting the World Cup soccer tournament following demonstrations that turned violent this weekend, according to an official in the presidential press office.
A probe into $12 million earned last year by Brazilian Cabinet Chief Antonio Palocci for consulting work while he managed President Dilma Roussef ’s election campaign was shelved on lack of evidence, the nation’s chief prosecutor said.