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Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:39 UTC

Final round for Rousseff who is moving belongings to Porto Alegre; Temer readies to travel to G20 summit in China

 The final vote expected late Tuesday or early hours of Wednesday would confirm  Vice-President Michel Temer as Brazil's new leader through 2018

The Brazilian Senate will open the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff this Thursday and hear witnesses for and against the populist leader who is expected to be removed from office next week on charges of breaking budget laws.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

The world has rediscovered Brazil

Brazil has hosted an extraordinary event, and this is the work of all Brazilian people.

By Michel Temer, Acting President of the Republic - The Olympic Games were an absolute success. This is the result of the work of each person who helped build the stadiums, the metro, the Olympic Village; each carioca who gave the right directions to our visitors.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 11:13 UTC

Despite all odds, Rio “the marvelous city” earned its Olympian record

The closing ceremony was an explosion of color, music, dance with the Samba Schools and queens.

Rio do Janeiro is the marvelous city, the heart of Brazil, are the lyrics of the song which identifies the sublime and the misery of Latin America's biggest country with the largest economy. This Sunday ended the almost three weeks 31st Summer Olympics hosted for the first time by a non developed country, and contrary to fears and uncertainties ended as a complete success, winning the hearts of all those who shared the Rio Games.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 10:59 UTC

With Olympics over, Rousseff and Temer begin last chapters of survival game

During the trial, set to begin on Thursday, Rousseff will face charges that she illegally masked the country’s growing budget deficit through accounting tricks.

With the Rio Olympics over, Brazil’s attention returns to its long-running political drama as the country’s Senate starts the final phase of suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, a proceeding widely expected to permanently remove her from power.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:50 UTC

European Olympic Committee head Hickey arrested in Rio for alleged sale of tickets

Brazilian police said that when officers went to Hickey's hotel room they found his wife who told them her husband had left Rio de Janeiro for Ireland

Police in Brazil investigating illegal Olympic ticket sales have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Irishman Patrick Hickey, 71, who is suspected of being involved in a scheme to sell tickets for higher than their face value. He was taken to hospital as a precaution, and will probably stay the night there, police said.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:25 UTC

US Olympic swimmers fabricated robbery story to cover up a night of heavy drinking in Rio

US Olympic Committee CEO said Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who had been with Ryan Lochte in an incident at a local gas station ”have recently departed Rio.”

The two U.S. swimmers who were abruptly taken off a plane and detained in Rio on Wednesday night have been allowed to leave the country and are headed for the United States.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 06:13 UTC

Uruguay back steps on its claims regarding Brazil and the Mercosur presidency controversy

Nin Novoa said Brazil tried to gain Uruguay's support in the Mercosur presidency controversy by offering to join a trade delegation to Africa and Iran

Uruguay back stepped on its statements referred to Brazil's “bullying with the Mercosur presidency” and admits there was a misunderstanding regarding Brazil's invitation for a joint trade promotion in third countries, according to an official clarification Wednesday release from the Uruguayan foreign ministry.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 03:28 UTC

Nin Novoa's statements are “not compatible with the excellent relations between Brazil and Uruguay”

Nin Novoa during an informative meeting in Parliament stated Brazil had tried “to buy” Uruguay's support and Serra insisted in “bullying the Mercosur presidency”

The Brazilian government said it was deeply disappointed and surprised at statements from Uruguay's foreign minister, which “are not compatible with the excelence of relations between Brazil and Uruguay”, according to an official release from Itamaraty, Brazil's foreign ministry, regarding the controversy over the Mercosur presidency.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 04:56 UTC

Uruguay ambassador summoned to Itamaraty after minister accuses Brazil of “bullying Mercosur presidency”

Serra “came with the intention of blocking the handover [of the presidency] and if that happened they would take us along in trade negotiations” revealed Nin Novoa

Brazil summoned Uruguay's ambassador on Tuesday after the neighboring country's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa accused Brazil of trying to “buy” its vote to block Venezuela from taking the rotating presidency of the Mercosur trade bloc.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 03:07 UTC

In last-ditch attempt Rousseff promises to advance elections if she's not impeached

Rousseff's proposal to hold a referendum on moving up the date of the next presidential election was part of a “Letter to Brazilians”

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday pledged to open the door to an early general election if she survives an upcoming vote in the Brazilian Senate on ousting her less than half-way through her second term.

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