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Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 05:24 UTC

Venezuela as Mercosur full member faces deadline: Friday 12 August

 “We´re waiting to see what happens this Friday, deadline for Venezuela to show it has complied with conditions to enjoy full membership of Mercosur”, said Loizaga

Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are waiting for a report on Venezuela´s compliance with the accords agreed in 2012, which has to delivered next Friday 12 August, and could lead the group of three counties deciding the suspension of Caracas as full member of Mercosur. A week and a half later, 23 August, representatives of these countries will be meeting to address the issue.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Head of Brazil's nuclear energy development sentenced 43 years in jail for corruption

Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva considered the father of Brazil’s nuclear program and a pillar of the military-industrial establishment, was convicted of corruption

The CEO of Brazil’s nuclear power company Eletronuclear, was sentenced to serve 43 years in prison by a Rio de Janeiro judge, Valor Economico newspaper reported. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva considered the father of Brazil’s nuclear program and a pillar of the military-industrial establishment was convicted of corruption, money-laundering, organized crime and obstruction of justice, in the latest chapter of the country’s historic “Operation Carwash” investigation.

Monday, August 8th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

World's most famous plastic surgeon has died: Master Pintanghu, the Universe of Beauty

Pitanguy died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighborhood of Gavea, on the final leg of the Olympic relay.

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy has died at the age of 90, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighborhood of Gavea, on the final leg of the Olympic relay.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:47 UTC

Venezuela to be “demoted” from full Mercosur membership on 12 August

Michel Temer met last Friday at Itamaraty with Argentina's Macri, Paraguay's Cartes and advisors to assess the current situation of the Mercosur presidency

Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are considering the “demotion” of Venezuela's Mercosur full membership unless by next August 12 it complies with all conditions to hold such a position, according to the Brazilian media following a meeting of the three presidents in the sidelines of the opening of the Rio Olympic Games.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:39 UTC

Venezuela claims “the triple alliance” want to storm the Mercosur presidency

“We are aware of the existence of economic forces operating in the dark who want an implosion of Mercosur” claimed Delcy Rodriguez

Venezuela announced it will not allow Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, “the triple alliance” to storm the Mercosur pro tempore presidency, which the government of president Nicolas Maduro is fully exercising. Caracas also claimed that economic forces operating in the dark are interested in a Mercosur “implosion”.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 21:18 UTC

Rio Games have an international counterterrorism office, a first for an Olympic event

Brazil has more than 85,000 military and police personnel deployed for the Games,  twice the number present for the London Olympics in 2012.

A lot of people are fretting about the safety of the Rio Olympic Games. Zika fears, the notoriously unsafe water in Guanabara Bay, an Olympic venue so filthy that some rowers and sailors are planning to wear protective gear and of course violent crime.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 19:50 UTC

Mercosur founding members agree to disagree, but will hold another round of talks

“It was an extremely cordial meeting but we did not reach a consensus on Mercosur presidency, which remains vacant and is a  priority” said Rigoberto Gauto

Mercosur founding members coordinators who met in Montevideo on Thursday to address the controversy over the presidency of the group and the self proclamation to the post by Venezuela, did finally reach some conclusions, but the most significant seems to be that they continue to disagree on the steps to follow and are prepared for another round of talks.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 12:04 UTC

Brazil´s unemployment reaches 11.3%; only two years ago it stood at 6.5%

The economy contracted nearly 4% last year is expected to shrink more than 3% this year, shed 91,032 jobs in June.

Brazil's unemployment rate rose to 11.3% in the second quarter, statistics agency IBGE said, hitting a four-year high as Latin America's largest economy struggles with a crippling recession. In a sign that Brazil's labor market faces even tougher times, economists surveyed expect the unemployment rate will not start falling until 2018.

Thursday, August 4th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Rousseff political downfall ever so close as Senate committee recommends her removal from office

The committee's decision -- passed by a vote of 14 to five -- is non-binding, but delivers Rousseff yet another setback on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony

Brazilian Senate committee voted on Thursday to recommend the full upper house remove suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office in an impeachment trial, sending the nation's political drama into its end game. The decision -- passed by a vote of 14 to five -- is non-binding, but delivers Rousseff yet another setback on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday, August 4th 2016 - 22:02 UTC

Petrobras corruption case nets another company, senior executives and politicians

The alleged corruption at building firm Queiroz Galvão, is surfacing links of  Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) to an alleged US$3-million bribe

Brazil’s federal police said they had arrested two people and raided properties over alleged corruption at building firm Queiroz Galvão, as fresh allegations linked the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) to an alleged US$3-million bribe. The sprawling “Operation Carwash” investigation was launched two years ago to tackle price fixing, bribery and political kickbacks at state-run oil firm Petrobras.

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