Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff's popularity plummets amid Brazil protests

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. Photo: Reuters

President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating sank by 27 percentage points in the past three weeks, a new poll has showed. It's the strongest evidence yet that the recent wave of street protests sweeping Brazil poses a serious threat to her likely re-election bid next year.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 4:17am

Brazil president Rousseff tries to appease protesters

Brazilian citizens, living in Mexico, shout during a demonstration in Mexico City, in solidarity with a protest movement in Brazil. Photo: Reuters

President Dilma Rousseff sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance.

19 Jun 2013 - 10:39pm

Brazil faces heat of World Cup pressure

Dilma Rousseff. Photo: AP

On the field, the Confederations Cup can give Brazil's national team a major boost in their quest to win a sixth World Cup title next year. Off the field, the eight-team tournament will offer the first hints about where the country stands in its preparations for the main event in 2014.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

Brazil shifts course after Rousseff’s bet goes bad

President Dilma Rousseff risky move to try to kick-start the Brazilian economy has backfired. Photo: Reuters

President Dilma Rousseff’s big gamble for this year was that Brazil had matured enough for investors to accept permanently lower interest rates, looser fiscal policy, and lower returns on big infrastructure projects like new highways.

Six months in, it is clear she was wrong and, in typically pragmatic fashion, her government is rapidly shifting course to avert even bigger trouble.

11 Jun 2013 - 11:17am

Brazil court orders YouTube to remove anti-Islam film

A Brazilian court on Tuesday banned an online anti-Islam film that spawned violent protests across the Muslim world and gave YouTube 10 days to pull the film’s trailer from its website.

26 Sep 2012 - 12:45pm

Angela Merkel tops Forbes list of powerful women

Forbes magazine ranked German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world for the second year in a row in the annual list dominated by politicians, businesswomen and media figures.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton placed second, followed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, making the top three spots unchanged from last year.

23 Aug 2012 - 4:17am

Who said it?

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23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

CY Leung in Beijing to receive formal charter

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Much to celebrate; long way still to go

Every one of us has a woman to thank. All around us are women who are successful, who have achieved much and who we can look up to. In our homes, in offices, schools and hospitals, in business, government and in sport there are those deserving of our praise and gratitude.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Brazilian delegation arrives with deals to sign

Brazil and China will sign at least 10 co-operation agreements next week when the new Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing for the first time.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am