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Tag: Brasilia

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 23:49 UTC

    Amid controversy in Brasilia regarding Venezuela, Fernández holds bilateral talks with Maduro

    Nevertheless, other leaders at the Presidents’ meeting were critical with the presence of Maduro and the gesture Lula da Silva made on Monday

    The South American Presidents' Meeting held in Brasilia witnessed a series of controversial exchanges among regional leaders, highlighting the complexities surrounding the situation in Venezuela. In that context, Argentine President Alberto Fernández engaged in a bilateral meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, aiming to foster consensus and reinforce mechanisms for regional integration in Latin America.

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  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lula's Summit to gather 11 South American leaders in Brasilia

    In addition to the meeting, Lula is expected to have one-on-one encounters with some of his guests

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's “retreat” Summit scheduled for May 30 will gather 11 South American leaders, it was confirmed Friday in Brasilia. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have confirmed their presence. The only absence will be that of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, who has internal legal impediments, it was reported. Instead, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola will be attending.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2023 - 09:45 UTC

    New rules for demonstrations in Brasilia following Jan. 8 riots

    Demonstrations are guaranteed by the Federal Constitution, Secretary Sandro Avelar explained

    Authorities in the Brazilian capital (Federal District) announced the creation of a special security area in downtown Brasília, Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday. The measure provides rules for demonstrations in the federal capital and comes after the Jan. 8 riots for which hundreds of protesters are under investigation for allegedly seeking a military coup d'état to overthrow President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

  • Friday, March 17th 2023 - 08:02 UTC

    De Moraes releases another 129 Jan. 8 suspects

    Most suspects have been charged with lesser offenses but some of them are to be tried for attempted coup d'état

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes has Thursday ordered the release of another 129 people who were in custody for allegedly participating in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia. With this new ruling, 294 remain in prison (86 women and 208 men), while over 1,100 have been released, although they will remain under surveillance.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazilian women march against increase in femicides

    Eight women have been murdered so far in 2023 in Brasilia

    Brazilian women focused Wednesday during their annual March 8 march across the Federal District of Brasilia (DF) on the eight femicides already recorded so far this year in the country's capital, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, January 17th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Bolsonaro regrets the riots in Brasília

    Some of his followers suggested Bolsonaro not to return to Brazil

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he regretted the assault on the headquarters of the three branches of government staged in Brasilia by a group of his followers on Jan. 8.

  • Tuesday, January 17th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Security increased at Brasilia's government buildings

    The measure was taken “so that we can have maximum tranquility and firm security,” Leao told reporters

    Brasilia's Acting Governor Celina Leao Monday ordered security deployments in front of public buildings be doubled after the Jan. 8 attacks. Hence, 500 military police officers will be summoned to the so-called Esplanade of the Ministries instead of the current 248 effective immediately, it was announced Monday.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Bolsonaro under investigation for incitement to Sunday's riots in Brasilia

    Bolsonaro's allegations that the elections' results were fraudulent were unsupported, De Moraes stressed

    At the request of Brazil's Attorney General's Office, Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes has agreed to add former President Jair Bolsonaro to the items under probe for last Sunday's antidemocratic events in Brasilia, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 11:12 UTC

    Pro Bolsonaro leader arrested over Sunday's riots

    Bolsonaro followers claim Azevedo is a leftist infiltrator

    A woman said to be behind Sunday's events in Brasilia has been arrested by Brazil's Federal Police, it was announced Wednesday. Ana Priscila Azevedo is accused of organizing a coup attempt after parading through social media under the slogan “Power belongs to us.”

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Judge De Moraes orders arrests of deposed Bolsonarist official and of Police colonel

    Torres announced he would be returning from the United States to take care of his defense

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Tuesday ordered the arrest of the former commander of the Military Police of the Federal District Colonel Fábio Augusto Vieira, and of the former Brasilia Secretary of Public Safety Anderson Torres.