Brazil’s president wins re-election

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters of her party’s strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years.

Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a runoff against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, … Read the rest

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos dies in plane crash

A private jet reportedly carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed Wednesday in the city of Santos, a member of Campos’ political party said.

Brazil’s Globo News has reported Campos has died, though the site did not say how the … Read the rest

Brazil buys Gripen fighters instead of French planes

Swedish aerospace maker Saab beat competition from France’s Dassault and US aviation giant Boeing to win a $5 billion contract to equip the Brazilian air force with 36 new fighter jets (pictured), the Brazilian defence minister announced Wednesday.

“After analyzing … Read the rest