Category: Brazil

Brazil Police Investigate Mob Killing in Wealthy Rio Neighborhood

Police in Rio de Janeiro on Monday announced they will investigate the apparent mob killing of an ice vendor in the city’s beachfront neighborhood of Ipanema over the weekend, The […] Read More >

16 Feared Dead, Hundreds Displaced After Mining Dams Burst in Brazil

Top Story — Two dams holding iron-mine wastewater broke in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Thursday, flooding the nearby town of Bento Rodrigues with water, mud and potentially […] Read More >

Brazil’s Supreme Court Grants President Temporary Impeachment Reprieve

Top Story — Brazil’s Supreme Court gave president Dilma Rousseff a temporary reprieve from the threat of impeachment on Tuesday, ruling against lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha on issues relating […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Faces Two-Front Battle on Charges of Election Irregularities

Top Story — Brazil’s highest electoral court on Tuesday ruled in favor of an investigation into the alleged misuse of campaign funds by President Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for […] Read More >

Brazil House Speaker Faces Calls for Resignation Amid Corruption Charges

Top Story — Brazilian lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha faced intensified calls for his resignation on Thursday after Switzerland announced criminal proceedings against the politician on charges of money laundering […] Read More >

What to Expect From Dilma Rousseff’s UN Speech

NEW YORK — Since 1947, a Brazilian leader has traditionally given the first speech of the United Nations General Assembly debate, a tradition reflecting the storied reputation of the country’s diplomatic […] Read More >

Painful Budget Cuts, Tax Hikes Are Rousseff’s “Last Chance,” Newspaper Says

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is “hanging by a thread,” daily newspaper Folha de São Paulo said in a front-page editorial Sunday, which argues that Rousseff’s government will […] Read More >

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Brazil for Third Time in Six Months

SÃO PAULO — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of major Brazilian cities on Sunday for the third time in 2015, demanding an end to corruption and the […] Read More >

Brazil’s Ex-President Latest Target of Corruption Probe

Top Story — Brazilian prosecutors are reportedly investigating former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for allegedly using his influence abroad to lobby for Brazilian business interests, confirming Silva’s expressed […] Read More >

Wikileaks Reveals Details of NSA Spying on Brazil

Top Story — The whistleblower website Wikileaks has released documents detailing the extent of the U.S. surveillance that targeted Brazil’s president and others, causing a major diplomatic row in 2013. […] Read More >