Brazil has opened criminal proceedings against former leaders Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff for allegedly receiving bribes with money diverted from state-owned oil giant Petrobras. The Workers Party (PT) of the two ex-presidents has strongly denied the charges, calling them a “scandalous maneuver” with partisan motives.
Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen Ricardo Vélez Rodriguez, a Colombian professor naturalized Brazilian, to be the next Minister of Education. The late Friday announcement happened on social media and is considered a bow to the evangelical Christian backers of the elected president.
As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the Brazilian far-right president-elect, the health ministry of the country said nearly 84% of the resulting vacancies had already been filled.
Doctors treating Brazil president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said in a Friday statement they have delayed removing his colostomy bag and that his intestines remain inflamed, though he is in overall good health after being stabbed in a September assassination attempt.
Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, Thursday announced he has chosen Colombian-born philosopher Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez as his future Education Minister.
Scientists Wednesday announced they were able to determine dinosaur skeletons found five years ago belonged to the oldest long-necked dinosaur in Brazil, which was previously unidentified.
* MLA Elsby anticipates the public will be engaged on the final proposal. A final decision on where in Argentina a second commercial flight from the Falklands to a third country in the region will land “has yet to be made,” assured Member of Legislative Assembly Barry Elsby on Thursday.
The second commercial flight from the Falkland Islands to a third country in the region with a stopover in an Argentine airport has been agreed, according to reports in Ambito Financiero, a Buenos Aires financial daily.
China's Joyvio Group, subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Legend Holdings Corporation, has put in an offer to buy 100% of shares of Chile's Australis Seafoods for a price of US$ 880 million. The acquisition is subject to compliance and must be completed no later than April 2019.
Tereza Cristina, tapped by President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to head Brazil's Agriculture Ministry, said on Wednesday the country could decide to abandon the Mercosur trade bloc if it failed to address inequality.