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Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil

Bras - Having won re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must now deliver on her pledge to crack down on corruption or be dogged by the scandals that nearly derailed her campaign.

Rousseff faces battle to govern divided Brazil

Bras - Brazil's newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff faces huge challenges to govern the sprawling South American country after winning a deeply divisive race by a narrow margin, analysts said.The leftist incumbent beat business favorite Aecio Neves 51.

Brazil market slides after Rousseff re-elected

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian markets delivered a harsh verdict Monday after left-wing President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election, despite her pledge to unite a divided nation and reboot a stagnant economy.

Rousseff narrowly wins Brazil re-election

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians narrowly voted leftist President Dilma Rousseff back into office on Sunday after a virulent election campaign that split Latin America's biggest economy between poor north and richer south.

Voting against oblivion, Brazil indigenous go to polls

- At 102 years old, retired Guarani chief Joao Vera Mirim may be voting for the last time as he casts his ballot in Brazil's presidential run-off, hoping this time will be different.

Rousseff narrow favorite as divided Brazil votes

Rio De Janeiro - After a dramatic, virulent campaign, Brazilians voted for their next president Sunday, weighing leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff's legacy of social progress against challenger Aecio Neves's promise of economic revival.

Brazil set to vote after bruising campaign

Rio De Janeiro - After the most contentious election race since the end of military rule in 1985, Brazilians will Sunday choose their next president, weighing a decade of social progress against a yearning for economic revival.

Divided Brazil votes for next president

Rio De Janeiro - After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

Brazil poll rivals close campaigns for hard-fought vote

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves wrapped up their campaigns Saturday in the hardest-fought election in the country's recent history.

Rousseff 'knew about Petrobras' kickbacks: Report

Bras - Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.

Rousseff up, Neves reeling as Brazil heads to run-off

Rio De Janeiro - After a no-holds-barred campaign, Brazil's leftist leader Dilma Rousseff is the favorite heading into a presidential run-off election Sunday against bruised center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

Brazilian president's alter ego chases votes online

Liberdade - Dishing out advice to Beyonce and chatting about reality TV, Dilma Rousseff's flippant online alter-ego is worlds apart from the actual Brazilian president's image as a stern task-master.But with 300,000 Twitter followers and almost 1.

Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Liberdade - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves.

Brazilian arrested in 39 serial killings

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Thursday they have arrested a suspected serial killer who admits to slaying 39 people in a four-year killing spree, including 16 young women.

Brazil inmates take guards hostage in latest riot

Bras - Inmates at a Brazilian prison took 12 guards and several fellow inmates hostage in the latest of a series of uprisings.

Brazil's Neves wins key endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

Liberdade - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Sunday earned a key endorsement in his bid to defeat incumbent Dilma Rousseff -- from environmentalist candidate Marina Silva.

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Bras - Brazilian health officials Friday quarantined a Guinean man feared to have Ebola, but stressed it was a precautionary measure and the man no longer had a fever or other symptoms.The 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month.

Brazil presidential candidate Neves frontrunner on change promise

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Thursday insisted his proposals would transform the country, while lambasting the ruling party embroiled in deepening allegations of corruption involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Beaten Silva party backs Brazil challenger Neves

Bras - The party of beaten Brazil presidential candidate Marina Silva said Wednesday it is backing Social Democrat challenger Aecio Neves in his run-off battle against incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil power-broker Silva mulls backing Neves: reports

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva, who emerged as a key power-broker after Brazil's first-round election, is leaning toward endorsing business favorite Aecio Neves for president, though it could provoke a rift with her party, reports said Tuesday.

Brazil power-broker Silva mulls backing Neves: reports

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva, who emerged as a key power-broker after Brazil's first-round elections, is leaning toward endorsing business favorite Aecio Neves for president, though it could provoke a rift with her party, reports said Tuesday.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, from guerrilla to president

Bras - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president, is a former leftist guerrilla once imprisoned and tortured by the country's military regime who is now fighting a different battle in a different Brazil.

Brazil's Rousseff, Neves gear up for fierce run-off

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff steeled herself Monday for a hard-fought race against center-right challenger Aecio Neves, who is seeking to unite frustrated voters to beat her in a run-off.

In Brazil, Amazon voters paddle canoes to floating polls

Iranduba - It's Sunday morning on Lake Catalao in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, where the reflection of a fisherman's silhouette glimmers on the water.But this morning, he's not casting his nets.

Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil run-off: exit poll

Rio De Janeiro - Incumbent Dilma Rousseff will face Social Democrat Aecio Neves in a run-off vote on October 26 after they topped an Ibope Institute exit poll following Brazil's presidential election Sunday.

Race to reach Brazil runoff vote goes down to wire

Bras - Brazil's presidential race took another dramatic turn on the eve of the vote as polls showed former front-runner Marina Silva falling behind both Social Democrat Aecio Neves and incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Race to reach Brazil runoff vote goes down to wire

Bras - Brazil's presidential race took another dramatic turn Saturday on the eve of the vote as polls showed former front-runner Marina Silva falling behind both Social Democrat Aecio Neves and incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Silva could be diverse Brazil's first black president

Rio De Janeiro - Born into poverty and a former maid who learned to read at 16, environmentalist Marina Silva on Sunday hopes to become the first black leader of Brazil, the world's most diverse nation.

Brazil's burgeoning middle class divided ahead of poll

Liberdade - Tens of millions of Brazilians have swelled the middle class over the past decade, benefiting from an economic boom and the social inclusion policies of President Dilma Rousseff's Workers Party.

Brazil stocks slide as Rousseff gains in polls

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's stock market and currency tumbled Monday on signs that President Dilma Rousseff is making up ground on her main challenger less than a week before the country's elections.The country's benchmark Bovespa index fell 4.
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