Dilma Rousseff, elected first woman president of Brazil

– With 55 million votes and 12 points over her closest rival, the economist Dilma Rousseff, won the second round. Rousseff defeated Social Democrat José Serra on Sunday’s runoff elections, by 56 to 44 percent of the 99.35% votes counted at that moment. Thus, Rousseff replaces the charismatic President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in […]
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Almost 50% of Brazil’s energy is from renewables

– Almost 50% of all energy consumed in Brazil last year was generated from renewable sources (47.2%), mainly hydroelectric plants and bio fuel, according to a study released today by the Government. The renewable energy share in Brazil’s energy consumption grew from 39.3% in 2001 to 47.2% in 2009, according to the study “Indicators of […]
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Brazil: Unemployment fell to 6.9% in July

The unemployment rate in Brazil stood at 6.9% of the workforce in July, the best July results since the beginning of historical comparison, in 2002, reported the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The agency said in a statement that in July this year, unemployment remained mostly stable when compared to the previous month, […]
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