Petroleo Brasileiro SA is being pushed by minority shareholders led by Aberdeen Asset Management Plc to focus more on profit than job creation after the state- run producer’s earnings slumped to an eight-year low.
For millions of maids, the law is a milestone being compared to Brazil’s 19th-century abolition of slavery. For the families that rely on domestics, it’s a budget squeeze that could force them to cook and clean for themselves.
Federal district prosecutors have asked Federal Police to investigate allegations that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took part in a cash-for-votes scheme that toppled several of his closest aides.
Acting President Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chavez gave his blessing through a small bird on the first day of his official campaign for the presidency as he looks to capitalize on the popularity of the former socialist leader.
Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski led a march of supporters last night in Caracas to mark today’s formal start to the presidential campaign against Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor.
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 .
In 2003, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appointed Joaquim Barbosa to Brazil’s Supreme Court, making him the first black Brazilian to serve on the court. Last week, Barbosa accepted the position of president of the court, or chief justice. In Brazil, where Supreme Court sessions are televised, Barbosa has become a national celebrity and a symbol of Brazil’s progress toward racial equality.