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.1 comment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.