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Montevideo, February 24th 2018 - 03:47 UTC

Tag: Raul Jungmann

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:42 UTC

    Temer has Rio do Janeiro under full military control to combat gang violence

    The army will now have primacy over the state police, a situation unheard of since the country's return to democracy in 1985 after two decades of military rule.

    Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday handed the military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang violence. Army patrols are already used in Rio's gang-ruled favelas, but a decree signed by Temer will now give the military full control of security operations in Rio state, which the president said had virtually been seized by organized crime gangs.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 09:40 UTC

    Boeing's interest in Embraer conditioned by the Brazilian government

    Temer said he would welcome an injection of foreign capital into Embraer, the company which also makes some military planes

    United States manufacturer Boeing Co sought to calm Brazilian concern about a potential tie-up with Embraer SA after President Michel Temer and other officials warned they would veto any full takeover bid for the regional jet maker.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2017 - 10:54 UTC

    Chaos taking hold of Brazil; a desperate Temer calls in the military to restore order

    Scuffles between police and protesters who tried to jump a cordon mushroomed into a series of clashes in which officers fired tear gas and pepper spray (Pic AP)

    Brazil’s president ordered the military to restore order in the country’s capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader’s ouster. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to Congress to protest economic reforms that President Michel Temer is pushing through and to demand he step down amid a corruption scandal.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2017 - 07:15 UTC

    Temer's time running out; economic reforms delayed; possible names to succeed the discredited president

    ”This clandestine recording was manipulated and tampered, clearly with devious intentions,” Temer charged.

    Demonstrators marched across Brazil on Sunday calling for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government's fragile efforts to end a historic recession. Protests took place in cities including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where hundreds of demonstrators marched along the shoreline, chanting and waving banners reading “Temer Out!”

  • Thursday, May 18th 2017 - 10:36 UTC

    Brazil faces humanitarian crisis in Venezuelan border as thousands spill over

    “Evidently we are worried and our biggest concern is the humanitarian situation,” Brazilisn Defense minister Jungmann told reporters.

    Brazil is concerned about growing numbers of refugees spilling over its border from Venezuela and is creating a plan to deal with a possible mass influx if the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    Brazilian police returned on Sunday to patrolling Espirito Santo state

    Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said normalcy was beginning to return in Espirito Santo, despite some families of military police officers continued to protest

    More than 1,200 military police returned to patrols in Espirito Santo on Sunday as the n Brazilian state inched toward normalcy after a protest left a security vacuum that fueled a crime wave. Schools in the state (north of Rio de Janeiro) are scheduled to reopen Monday and public transport will resume a full schedule, the president's office said on Twitter.

  • Monday, October 3rd 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Temer visits Macri to address trade and making Mercosur more flexible and universal

    Although Macri and Temer have had some previous brief meetings, this will be the first formal bilateral meeting since the Brazilian president was confirmed.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri will be receiving his Brazilian peer Michel Temer in Buenos Aires on Monday morning to address bilateral relations in several fields, mainly political, trade, Mercosur, and security and development in the long shared border areas. According to official sources Temer´s delegation arrives with foreign minister Jose Serra, Industry and trade minister Marcos Pereira and head of defense Raul Jungmann.