Former FIFA president Joao Havelange resigned from the International Olympic Committee on Sunday, just days before he was to face an ethics inquiry it was reported by the Sao Paulo press.
Brazil’s Labor and Employment Minister Carlos Lupi resigned Sunday, the sixth Cabinet member to leave President Dilma Rousseff’s government since June amid corruption allegations.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was elected “Woman of the Year” by one of Brazil’s leading magazines, Istoé, which describes the leader as “one of the most influential persons in the world” who also conducted the country to “a superior level”.
Argentine and Brazilian presidents Cristina Fernandez and Dilma Rousseff agreed in Caracas the creation of a Productive Integration Mechanism, MIP, to deepen bilateral relations.
Brazil, plagued by delays and in-fighting in its preparations for the 2014 World Cup, could stage the event in two months' time if necessary, the country's sports minister said on Friday.
Brazil conditioned the disbursement of more funds for the IMF to help countries in crisis to a greater say in the multilateral organization and the advance of European initiatives to solve the current Euro and debt crisis.
Chile and Uruguay are the least corrupt countries in Latinamerica, while Paraguay and Venezuela are at the other extreme, according to the latest ‘Corruption Perceptions’ Index’ from Transparency International released this week.
Brazilian biologists have found an extremely rare example of an albino dolphin among an endangered species that lives off the southern coast of South America.
The 2011/12 cruise season was officially inaugurated this week in Buenos Aires with the arrival from Venice of ‘Opera’ with 1.900 passengers. The cruise vessel belongs to the Italian company MSC and most tourists are Argentines, as well as French, Italian, German and Brazilians.
Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega announced Thursday a package of measures aimed at stimulating the economy and domestic consumption, amid an international crisis mainly affecting developed nations as a consequence of the Euro situation.