Brazil’s once-richest man, Eike Batista, is watching his empire crumble. The 16 percent plunge in the Sao Paulo stock exchange in 2013 was second-worst in the world. Meanwhile, Luzia Souza is faring better than ever in the country’s poorest state.
Marina Silva, Brazil’s third-place finisher in this week’s presidential elections, will seek pledges from the remaining candidates on issues including health and the environment as they vie for her endorsement.
Marina Silva , Brazil’s third-place finisher in the first round of presidential elections, said she won’t support either of the Oct. 31 runoff candidates as her Green Party decided today to remain independent.
A bill that changes the way Brazilian forests are managed will prevent the nation from meeting its target to cut carbon emissions, said Marina Silva , a former presidential candidate and environment minister.
Francisco Soares, a 32-year-old Brasilia electrician, felt good about life two years ago when he started commuting in his first car, blasting the music and passing packed buses. Since then, bills started piling up, the cost of living jumped and last week he had to sell his wheels.
Brazilian presidential frontrunner Dilma Rousseff and her opponent Jose Serra clashed over privatization while making no mention of abortion in their second head-to-head debate before an Oct. 31 runoff election.
President Dilma Rousseff has staked her bid to reverse a plunge in the polls on a plan to bring direct democracy to Brazil. It doesn’t fully address the demands of the biggest street demonstrations in two decades, according to one protest leader, or the top voter concerns in polls.