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SAO PAULO - A one-time Marxist guerrilla chosen by Brazil's most popular leader in history to succeed him was the front-runner in Sunday's presidential election and hoped to pull off what even her predecessor couldn't: a first-round win with no need for a runoff.

SAO PAULO - Brazilians vote Sunday in national elections that could see front-running candidate Dilma Rousseff become the country's first female president, succeeding her popular ally and mentor.

SAO PAULO - The emcee's voice begins rising to a crescendo rivaling that of any Las Vegas ring announcer, a yell driving through a dense tropical rain that concisely explains what Brazil's adored president means to his nation.

SAO PAULO - Brazil's state-run oil company was set Thursday to announce pricing for the world's largest share offering, with the expected proceeds of $79 billion being used to tap some of the largest oil reserves discovered in decades.

SAO PAULO - Brazilian oil giant Petrobras is set to launch the world's biggest market capitalization, with a planned sale of new shares worth almost 120.3 billion reais ($70 billion).
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