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Raymond Colitt

Raymond Colitt

    Brics development bank a go
    Brics development bank a go
    Brics countries reached an accord to push ahead with a $50-billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating...
    Five, and counting: Brazil tourism minister quits
    Five, and counting: Brazil tourism minister quits
    Brazil's tourism minister resigned on Wednesday over allegations of ethics violations, a departure that President Dilma Rousseff hopes will signal...
    Can Brics build support for the eurozone?
    Can Brics build support for the eurozone?
    The Brics emerging economies are considering offering support to the euro area, possibly by buying bonds, although doubts emerged that a significant plan would materialise....
    Rousseff takes over booming Brazil
    Rousseff takes over booming Brazil
    When Dilma Rousseff is sworn in on Saturday as Brazil's next president, she will take the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast...
    Brazil's candidate Rousseff under fire in TV debate
    Brazil's candidate Rousseff under fire in TV debate
    Brazil's ruling party candidate and front-runner in next week's presidential election came under heavy fire in a TV debate on Sunday over corruption allegations and her government's relationship with Iran....
    White South Africans still top of the income pile
    White South Africans still top of the income pile
    A recent survey shows that white people still sit comfortably atop the pile of income earners in South Africa.
    Ahmadinejad tests Lula diplomacy in Brazil visit
    Ahmadinejad tests Lula diplomacy in Brazil visit
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Brasilia on Monday seeking support for his controversial nuclear programme, the first leg of a...
    Venezuela begins shutdown of 34 radio stations
    Venezuela begins shutdown of 34 radio stations
    More than a dozen of 34 radio stations ordered shut by the Venezuelan government went off the air on Saturday, part of President Hugo Chávez's...
    Obama honeymoon with Venezuela's Chávez may be over
    Obama honeymoon with Venezuela's Chávez may be over
    When Venezuela's socialist leader, Hugo Chávez, told United States President Barack Obama in April he wanted to be his friend, there...
    Rich and poor gird for climate change
    Rich and poor gird for climate change
    People around the world are preparing for floods, droughts and other natural disasters in ways largely dictated by wealth and poverty as evidence...
    Lula set to win Sunday's poll, needs unity
    Lula set to win Sunday's poll, needs unity
    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is set to clinch victory in a run-off election on Sunday but will have to forge national reconciliation after an acrimonious campaign....