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2005-10-06 19:43:57

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States may retaliate by removing trade preferences worth more than $2 billion if Brazil insists on asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the right to impose $1 billion in sanctions on U.S. goods in a row over cotton, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. "There's always a danger in trade relations that things start to slip out of control ... If one decides to retaliate, who knows, maybe others will...

2005-09-29 11:50:49

By Angus MacSwan BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A long corruption scandal in Brazil has left President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva battered and bruised -- but he is still standing as his opponents' assault begins to weaken. At the height of the crisis, his rivals were moving in for the kill. Now it looks like the decisive round might not be until Brazil's presidential election in October 2006, giving Lula a year to repair his reputation and regroup his forces. Lula's hand was...

2005-08-05 14:52:55

By Isabel Versiani and Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Business leaders urged Brazil's president on Friday to resume pressing Congress to approve economic reforms despite a bribery scandal that has brought lawmakers' work to a halt. "This country can't continue to wait for the end of this crisis because it could go on for some time," Armando Monteiro Neto, president of Brazil's biggest industry lobby, told reporters before he presented President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with a...

2005-08-01 10:28:36

By Glenn Somerville BRASILIA (Reuters) - A bubbling political scandal over alleged vote-hiring shouldn't derail Brazilian economic reforms that U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow wants to support during an official visit, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. Snow arrived in the Brazilian capital on Sunday and was scheduled to meet President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Finance Minister Antonio Palocci later on Monday. Lula, popular in Washington for championing tough economic reforms,...

2005-08-01 08:25:59

By Glenn Somerville BRASILIA (Reuters) - A bubbling political scandal over alleged vote-hiring shouldn't derail Brazilian economic reforms that U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow wants to support during an official visit, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. Snow arrived in the Brazilian capital on Sunday and was scheduled to meet President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Finance Minister Antonio Palocci later on Monday. Lula, popular in Washington for championing tough economic reforms,...

2005-07-28 13:24:54

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's president is asking old leftist allies to help him fight the worst crisis of his tenure, but the former union leader has angered supporters by cutting social spending so his pleas got a mixed reception. In speeches to workers and the poor this week, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva used socialist rhetoric not heard in years and made fiery claims Brazil's elite was out to smear him with corruption allegations. Over the past month, Lula...

2005-07-19 22:18:56

By Ricardo Amaral and Natuza Nery BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A congressional probe into a bribery scandal on Tuesday focused on a businessman's loans that may be tied to the votes-for-cash case paralyzing the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Bank records show an advertising executive made loans to people linked to the ruling Workers' Party and its allies, according to three members of the inquiry and a parliamentary aid. Workers' Party leaders deny the funds were...

2005-07-06 07:29:07

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Leaning through the bars ofhis cramped cell, Ivan Dias sees no way out of Brazil'sjuvenile detention system. The country has the most overcrowded and violent youthprisons in Latin America and they are feeding a rise in theadult prison population. Dias said he learned nearly everything he knows about crimesince he was first jailed four years ago as a 14-year-old in asystem which, by law, is meant to educate and train inmates. Four years, six...