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Stories for March 19th 2016

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 09:13 UTC

    Brazilian situation shows division among Unasur members

    Uruguay is promoting a declaration demanding 'respect for the mandate and government of president Dilma Rousseff', said foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa.

    Unasur, the Union of South American Nations is divided on how to address the Brazilian situation: while Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia have agreed on a strong statement in support of president Dilma Rousseff, Argentina expressed 'institutional support' and Chile abstained.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

    Brazilian lawmakers make an exception and begin impeachment procedure against Rousseff on Friday

    Rousseff has 10 sessions of the House to present her defense and - even though the special impeachment committee did not meet on Friday - the clock started ticking.

    The Brazilian opposition parties, meeting in the Lower House of Congress sped up the impeachment process against president Dilma Rousseff by holding a session on Friday, a day that lawmakers are normally away from Brasilia.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

    Lula calls for justice, claims he is a victim of “unjustified acts of violence”

    “Justice, it is only justice what I expect for me and everybody within the framework of in-force democratic rule of law,” Lula in the open letter published in the media

    Embattled former Brazilian president Lula da Silva on Friday released an open letter calling for “justice” as he affirmed he is the victim of “unjustified acts of violence.”“Justice, it is only justice what I expect for me and everybody within the framework of in-force democratic rule of law,” Lula said a day after he was sworn-in as the chief of staff of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and a judge in that country issued an injunction blocking his appointment.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Lula takes to the streets claiming there's a coup, but he is no match to the over three million of Sunday

    Waving the red flags of the ruling PT thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Sao Paulo, greeting Lula with thunderous cheers

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's supporters took to the streets on Friday to fight back at attempts to oust her, as a flurry of court battles raged over her controversial cabinet appointment of predecessor Lula da Silva. Waving the red flags of the ruling Workers' Party, (PT) tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the country's largest city, Sao Paulo, greeting Lula with thunderous cheers when he was hoisted onto a parked truck to address the crowd.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

    Ex FIFA Blatter was paid US$ 3.76 million and Valcke US% 2.2 million in 2015

    The former FIFA chief, who was suspended with pay in October 2015 and later banned for unethical conduct, made $3.76 million last year.

    FIFA peeled back another layer of secrecy this week as football’s governing body revealed for the first time how much money it was paying disgraced former president Sepp Blatter. The former FIFA chief, who was suspended with pay in October 2015 and later banned for unethical conduct, made $3.76 million last year. He did not earn a performance bonus but did pocket almost $450,000 for reaching 40 years of service at FIFA.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:09 UTC

    Neymar ordered to pay US$ 52.2 million in back taxes to the Brazilian Treasury

    The ruling found that Neymar failed to pay all the tax he owed on income stemming from his contractual relationships with Barça and U.S. sportswear giant Nike.

    A Brazilian court has found Barcelona striker Neymar guilty of tax fraud and ordered him to pay 188.8 million Reais (US$ 52.2) in back taxes, interest and penalties according to reports on the local media on Friday.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 05:54 UTC

    Argentina concerned about Brazilian political situation's impact on bilateral trade

    “It's obviously worrying because Brazil is our biggest strategic partner,” said Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña.

    The Argentine government expressed its concern about the impact the Brazilian political crisis will have on trade between the two countries. Argentina and Brazil are the principal partners in the Mercosur common market, which also includes Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Brazil and Argentina are mutually principal destinations for their manufactured goods, meaning that bilateral trade is crucial for both.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 05:41 UTC

    Praise for Obama's decision to declassify documents from the Argentine dictatorship

    Claudio Avruj considered the decision a “fundamental step” to shed light on Argentina’s darkest years and the involvement of the United States

    There is no doubt about the participation of the United States in Argentina’s bloody 1976-1983 military dictatorship, Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj said in Buenos Aires following the news that Washington announced it will declassify military and intelligence files from the Dirty War period ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to the country.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 05:31 UTC

    Evita Peron's 1951 Cadillac official limousine to be auctioned in England

    The going price for the black classic, also used by Evita´s husband, three times Argentine president Peron, is estimated at between 120.000 and 150.000 Euros.

    A 1951 Cadillac which was Argentina's charismatic leader Evita Peron official limousine will be auctioned on Sunday 20 March by Bonhams at Chichester, southern England. The going price for the black classic, which was also used by Evita´s husband, three times Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron, is estimated at between 120.000 and 150.000 Euros.