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Brazil presidential, legislative polls open RIO DE JANEIRO: More than 142 million Brazilians went to the polls Sunday in presidential and legislative elections to cap a dramatic campaign.Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff was expected to top the presidential poll but fail to secure the 50 percent necessary to avoid a run-off vote on October 26 against either social democrat Aecio Neves or environmentalist Marina Silva.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Brazil votes for next president after dramatic campaign RIO DE JANEIRO: After a topsy-turvy campaign, Brazil votes in presidential elections Sunday, with incumbent Dilma Rousseff headed for a likely runoff against one of two challengers promising very different brands of change.The telenovela-like drama of the race -- a candidate's death in a fiery plane crash, a poor maid's rise to the cusp of the presidency, a seedy oil scandal -- continued down to the wire.On the eve of the vote, Marina Silva, the ...
Brazil deploys 400,000 police, troops for poll RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil is deploying more than 400,000 security personnel, including 30,000 military, for Sunday's presidential and general elections, the country's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) said Saturday.The TSE told broadcaster Globo it had authorized the deployment of troops in 254 municipalities in 11 of Brazil's 27 federal states, including Rio, scene of urban violence across the week which claimed at least five lives, and Amazonia.During the last elections in 2010, the TSE authorized the ...
Brazil primed for closest election in decades RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's presidential elections on Sunday are likely to be the closest in a generation, but polls suggest leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff will secure a second term after a run-off.Rousseff, who was jailed and tortured as a dissident under the 1964-85 military dictatorship, has over the past month steadily risen in polls that now forecast her winning an October 26 second-round contest.The second half of August saw the 66-year-old playing catch-up after environmentalist-evangelist ...
Young 'Chavista' lawmaker murdered in Caracas CARACAS: A young lawmaker allied with Venezuela's socialist government was found murdered in Caracas, and the president hinted Thursday at political motivations.The bodies of Robert Serra, 27, and his partner Maria Herrera, were found at his home late Wednesday. Officials said they had been stabbed.Serra's coffin, draped with the Venezuelan flag and carried by government supporters, arrived at the National Assembly chapel Thursday, where members paid tribute to their slain comrade.Throngs of government supporters remained ...
Rousseff pulls clear in race for Brazil presidency: poll RIO DE JANEIRO: Marina Silva is losing ground in the race for the Brazilian presidency and may not even make the run-off, an opinion poll showed Thursday, three days ahead of the vote.For the first time last week, polls put the environmentalist and Socialist Party candidate behind incumbent Dilma Rousseff in the event of a run-off, and put her neck-and-neck with Social Democrat Aecio Neves, who for weeks had been running a distant third.But the ...
Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America MONTEVIDEO: Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had more opportunity in far-away Uruguay.While most of the more than three million refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict have flooded into neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Turkey, a growing number are defying language barriers and distance to try their luck in Latin America.The three-and-a-half-year-old war has stretched refugee ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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