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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.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

Dilma and Lula face investigation for justice obstruction, reports GloboNews

GloboNews says Justice Teori Zavascki's authorized Prosecutor General Janot to address claims Rousseff sought to name Lula to a cabinet post to avoid prosecution.

Brazilian Federal Supreme Court justice has authorized the opening of an investigation into President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula da Silva for allegedly working to obstruct the course of a sweeping corruption probe, GloboNews news channel said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 21:53 UTC

Australian Olympic robbed during a fire evacuation at the Rio Village

The Australian building was evacuated Friday after a fire in the basement, which was likely started by a cigarette.

Members of the Australian Olympic team were robbed during a fire evacuation at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village, in the latest of a series of complaints about the athletes’ housing complex. The Australian building was evacuated Friday after a fire in the basement, which was likely started by a cigarette.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Temer banned from running for political office by a Sao Paulo electoral court

The court determined that Temer spent personal funds on his election campaign in excess of campaign finance limits.

A regional electoral court in Sao Paulo issued a guilty verdict against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer on election law violation charges, and declared the politician ineligible to run for political office for eight years as a result of having a “dirty record.”

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:12 UTC

Brazilian flag flies at half mast in the Olympics in honor of Joao Havelange

Havelange lobbied strongly and called on IOC members at the host city vote in 2009 to “join me in celebrating my 100th birthday'” at the Rio Olympics.

Former FIFA president and IOC member Joao Havelange has died aged 100. The Brazilian, whose name is one of those used for the track and field stadium for the Rio Games (Estádio Olímpico João Havelange), played a key role in bringing the Olympics to his country. He called on IOC members at the host city vote in 2009 to “join me in celebrating my 100th birthday'” at the Rio Olympics.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

Mercosur on collision course: Uruguay rejects collective presidency sponsored by Brazil

The collective presidency proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.

Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said on Monday that he was opposed to the proposal that the Mercosur presidency should be held collectively, as a number of countries are opposed to Venezuela taking over the role. The proposal has been sponsored by Paraguay and Brazil for several weeks, particularly Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Sao Paulo's bull stock market reflects investors' confidence of Brazil's GDP rebound

Improved prospects and increased confidence in acting President Temer’s ability to shore up Brazil’s finances have prompted analysts to raise GDP forecasts

Brazil's Ibovespa rose on Monday to the highest level in almost two years as an advance in crude oil lifted the shares of Petrobras while estimates for a faster economic recovery fueled bets on companies that rely on domestic demand.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Fearful of public's reaction Temer will not attend Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Temer's only appearance was at the end of ceremony, when he declared the Games open, and reactions were as bad as expected: he was booed during his entire speech

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer's press office informed on late Monday that he will not attend the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, which will be held on the evening of August 21 at the world-renowned Maracana stadium.

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