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  • Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, who had been Eduardo Campos' vice presidential running mate, met with...

  • Brazil: Socialist pres. hopeful surges in polls

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The politician chosen to replace the Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate who died in a plane crash has surged in a poll measuring voters' intentions. The survey shows 21 percent of voters favor Marina Silva, who's replacing the late Eduardo Campos on the PSB...

  • Brazil party replacing candidate who died in crash

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election. Former Environment Minister Marina Silva, who made...

  • No recording of crash that killed Brazil candidate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Air Force says the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed a presidential candidate does not contain a recording of the flight. The Air Force says the black box contains two hours of recordings, but not from Wednesday's fatal flight,...

  • Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election. The death of politician Eduardo Campos in a plane that smashed into a white-collar neighborhood in the port...

  • Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the Brazilian port city of Santos. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer...

  • Brazil's biggest city faces rationing amid drought

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's biggest city is running out of water and options. The worst drought to hit the Sao Paulo region in 84 years is forcing local authorities for the second time in a year to put water pumps below the gates of the main reservoir, where the level has dropped sharply, so...

  • Brazilian police dismantle militia group in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Brazil say they have arrested more than 20 people as alleged members of a paramilitary militia group operating in Rio de Janeiro. Inspector Alexandre Capote told reporters Thursday that police have "dismantled Rio's largest militia group." He says the group...

  • New Brazil law shores up domestic workers' rights

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new law in Brazil provides fines against employers who fail to legally register their domestic workers. The legislation is part of efforts to provide basic labor protections to Brazil's estimated 6 million domestic workers. Maids, nannies, cooks, gardeners and caretakers...

  • Pretending to be rivals, U.S. Export-Import Bank subsidizes foreign export agencies

    President Obama and his allies in the business lobby say they need export subsidies to compete with China's export subsidies. One problem with that argument: U.S. export programs directly subsidize China's export programs.

  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the World...



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