Hempispheric leaders attend sixth Summit of the Americas, Hillary Clinton to visit Brasília, and the country gets its first Steve Jobs Avenue.
Dilma leads delegation to the USA, the UN condemns rape trial verdict, and Brazil agrees to welcome hundreds more Haitian migrants.
Rousseff attends BRICS summit in New Delhi, the Chamber passes World Cup law, and worker unrest at Belo Monte Dam site.
17 oil executives banned from leaving Brazil after offshore spill, football association president steps down amid corruption allegations, and FIFA’s Blatter meets with Rousseff.
Two die as Antartic research base is ravaged by fire, Pará senator to face slave labour trial, and the continent’s oldest carving discovered in Minas Gerais.
Rio’s emergency services strike just days before Carnival, a campaigning journalist is found murdered, and the Attorney General sues Twitter over speed trap tweets.
UN spokesman criticizes Pinheirinho eviction tactics, 17 die as buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro, and a fugitive drugs kingpin is arrested “on holiday”.
Hague makes first visit to Brazil, former politician given 103-year sentence for rival’s murder, and Rio police investigate alleged sexual assualt in Big Brother house.
Safety concerns send orange juice prices soaring, new immigration controls target Haitian influx, and Ahmedinejad’s absence attracts attention.
Thousands evacuated after dam burst in Rio de Janeiro, a dramatic increase in the number of firms using slave labour, and Brazil-China trade takes on a new dimension.
Brazilian soldiers accused of abuses in Haiti, Brazil makes record donation for Palestine’s refugees, and a court victory for the Belo Monte dam project.
Voters in Pará reject plans to divide state, Labour Minister Carlos Lupi steps down, and João Havelange resigns Olympic membership.
Mantega announces new fiscal stimulus package, a British drug-smuggler is detained, and football legend Sócrates passes away.
Chevron fined and banned from drilling after oil spill, Petrobras heads off strike action, and Senate passes nationwide smoking ban.
Rio police launch investigation into Chevron oil spill, S&P upgrade Brazil’s credit rating, and census results reveal historic Afro-Brazilian majority.