Dilma Rousseff
  • FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, a message by Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is broadcast live at the bus station in Brasilia, Brazil. Public approval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government has suffered a steep drop since protesters calling for a wide-range of reforms took to the streets all over Brazil in the past two weeks, according to Brazil's first nationwide poll released since the unrest began.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

    Political observers say that President Rousseff now better understands the powerful political wave that has swept Brazil and is responding to it.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 02, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT
  • Brazil's government is considering relaxing its most closely watched budget target for2013, a major policy shift that could unsettle financial markets but also allow for greater public investment and give the economy a boost, three officials told Reuters.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT