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Jun 22, 2011
Jun 22, 2011

Analysis: “Lulismo” appeals in Latin America but hard to copy

RIO DE JANEIRO/LIMA (Reuters) – It was a political pilgrimage that surprised no one.

Within days of winning Peru’s presidential election, Ollanta Humala flew to Brazil to learn more about its success over the past decade and meet former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who inspired Humala’s journey from the radical left toward the political center.

Jun 20, 2011

Moody’s upgrades Brazil, praises policy steps

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Brazil’s sovereign credit rating on Monday, giving a vote of confidence to the government’s efforts to prevent Latin America’s largest economy from overheating.

Moody’s lifted Brazil a notch further into investment grade status to “Baa2″ and retained its positive outlook, underlining the resilience of its economy compared to some European countries that are suffering debt crises and downgrades.

Jun 20, 2011

Moody’s ups Brazil rating, praises policy steps

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Reuters) – Ratings agency Moody’s
Investors Service upgraded Brazil’s sovereign credit rating on
Monday, giving a vote of confidence in the government’s efforts
to prevent Latin America’s largest economy from overheating.

Moody’s lifted Brazil a notch further into investment grade
status to “Baa2″ and retained its positive outlook. The action
underlined the resilience of Brazil’s economy when some
crisis-hit countries in Europe are suffering downgrades.

Jun 17, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 8, 2011
Jun 8, 2011

Brazil’s Rousseff tries to move on after aide quits

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff struggled on Wednesday to overcome the loss of her most powerful minister, as new questions emerged over who will lead the fight against rising inflation and rebuild her government’s strained relationship with Congress.

Investors mostly took the departure of Chief of Staff Antonio Palocci in stride a day after he quit in a drawn-out scandal over his sudden enrichment and acquisition of a multimillion-dollar home while he was a lawmaker.

Jun 3, 2011
Jun 3, 2011

Analysis: Brazil’s Rousseff weakened by scandal, Lula return

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – As Dilma Rousseff coasted to Brazil’s presidency last year, one doubt kept cropping up — would the career bureaucrat be savvy enough to handle Brazil’s dog-eat-dog political world?

After a turbulent few weeks that have shaken her young administration, the evidence is mounting that she isn’t — a failing that could have serious policy consequences as the government manages a slowing economy and high inflation.

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      "I cover the politics, economics and people of Southeast Asia from Kuala Lumpur, where I also act as head of editorial for Malaysia and Brunei. I joined Reuters on the Singapore editing desk back in 1997 and have been on the move ever since, from Japan to the Philippines to the U.S.A and then Brazil."
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