Tag: Brazil

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 - 10:11 UTC

Argentina points to Uruguay for causing a “vacuum” in Mercosur and the current situation

 “Uruguay's unilateral decision to end its Mercosur pro tempore presidency has created a limbo, a vacuum” said minister Susana Malcorra

Argentina considers that Uruguay created a “vacuum” in Mercosur when it unilaterally adopted the decision to devolve the block's presidency, and creating an unprecedented situation. Since then Mercosur has been involved in a serious controversy over the transfer of the presidency to Venezuela, which has strongly discredited the South American block.

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.

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.”


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