Brazilian government announces anti-corruption measures after scandal in Petrobras

The government of President Dilma Rousseff announced this Wednesday a series of measures to battle impunity and corruption in Brazil, in the midst of major corruption scandal in the state company Petrobras. “We are a government that does not compromise on corruption and we...

Dilma Rousseff is willing to dialogue with those who “want to talk”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff admitted the “democratic” nature of the mass protest on Sunday and said she was willing to hear the “voice of the street” and to convene a “broad dialogue” with those who “want to talk.” Rousseff...

Dilma followers defend her waiting for an opposition march

Thousands of unionists, students and landless peasants protested yesterday in 13 states of Brazil in defense of democracy and Petrobras, wrapped in a corruption scandal. The marches were called by political movements related to the ruling Workers Party. The manifestations had...

China surpassed in 2014 both the IDB and the World Bank as a creditor

China provided last year $ 22,100 million to Latin America, a bigger amount than the 20,000 million of combined funding from the World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the mostly concentrated part in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Ecuador. In 2014,...

Petrobras’s maritime platform suffers explosion leaving at least three dead

An explosion in the maritime platform of the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras yesterday left at least three dead, six missing and ten wounded. The accident happened on the ship-platform FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus, that had been anchored in the Atlantic, about 120 kilometers...

Brazil’s Petrobras Directive resigns after corruption allegations

The president of the Brazilian company Petrobras, Graca Foster, and directory of the oil company resigned yesterday, pushed by a corruption scandal that plagues the state company and has also involved to Government politicians shift. In a note posted on the Internet, Petrobras...

Ambassadors from Brazil and the Netherlands in Indonesia are called to consult after execution of citizens

Brazil and the Netherlands expressed their outrage after Indonesia executed two of their citizens who were shot this Sunday, along with other three  foreigners, following a conviction for drug trafficking. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, said she was “appalled and...

Brazil: 158 injured after train crash in Rio de Janeiro

The collision of two metropolitan trains in the Baixada Fluminense, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, left on Monday 158 wounded, most without serious injuries, according to the latest tally of relief agencies. The Fire Department of State reported that the...