Some observers think Mugabe’s overthrow by the army might be a good thing for Zimbabwe. An Argentinean expert on Latin America’s bloody military dictatorships disagrees.
The corruption case, involving the payment of bribes by meatpacker JBS SA, had paralysed Temer’s reform agenda for six months and weakened his government.
The hydropower plants of Amazon could kick off a new cycle by providing more accessible energy to the mining industry and facilitating the expansion of export agriculture with new roads.
Temer was accused of taking bribes and condoning the payment of hush money to a jailed politician in plea bargain testimony by Joesley Batista.
Nuzman, who has headed Brazil’s Olympic Committee since 1995, saw his assets increase 457% over the past decade with no clear source for the new income, prosecutors said.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
It is the second set of criminal charges filed against President Michel Temer, based on the plea-bargain testimony of the owners of the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS SA.
The new investigation is based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide who discussed shaping the decree in return for bribes channelled from a port operator to the president.
The arrests were ordered by Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin, who agreed to a request by Brazilian Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot.
A corruption scandal involving cartels of companies bribing officials for public contracts has enveloped most of Brazil’s political elite .
In Rio de Janeiro, a stray bullet kills or injures one person every seven hours.
These were the first criminal charges to be levelled against Rousseff, who was impeached in 2016 for breaking budgetary laws.
Small parties facing extinction opposed the vote threshold, which they said would favour larger established parties and hinder renewal of Brazil’s scandal-plagued political class.
More than 100 powerful business and political figures have been found guilty since the anti-graft push began in early 2014.
Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
Neither Macri nor Temer are achieving what they had promised, and in other countries, the panorama does not correspond to what the right was hoping for.
Lula is still Brazil’s most popular politician, despite a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential election.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America could do much more to become a great source of global intellectual production .
The taxpayer fund proposed by a special committee of the lower house of Congress is part of an effort to reform Brazil’s discredited political system.
Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil urged Maduro to release prisoners and immediately start a political transition.
Rio de Janeiro’s Valongo Port was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July.
The deployment of 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro last week and the funeral on Monday for an unborn baby killed in one of numerous shootouts there were not part of Brazil’s plan for marking the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Games held in the city.
But the support was less than expected, raising questions about the future of his economic reform agenda and how he will fare in future Congressional votes.
Michel Temer’s opponents need two-thirds of the votes – 342 out of 513 – to approve a charge that he took bribes and send the case to the Supreme Court.
Brazil’s worst recession on record – a two-year-long slump that probably ended in the first quarter – has left 14 million people unemployed, the bulk of them young workers.
Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro said there is still lack of interest from the country’s political establishment to fight corruption, despite the political and economic crisis the practice sent the country into.
Rádio Yandê uses technology, digital media and the global reach of the internet to combat stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is still topping polls for the 2018 election.
Sao Paolo-based journalist Shobhan Saxena and The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and its possible aftermath.
Peru’s Former President Humala and his wife turned themselves in after a judge sentenced them to pretrial detention while prosecutors could prepare graft charges against them.
The ruling was a stunning setback for Lula, one of the country’s most popular politicians, and a serious blow to his chances of a political comeback.
Despite the conviction and other charges against him, Lula remains a popular figure among many Brazilian voters, according to recent polls, and has said he wants to run again for the top office next year.
Speaker Rodrigo Maia stressed the need for a swift decision in response to the charges against Temer, so that the legislature could devote attention their economic agenda.
The overcrowding, health crises and torture that some detainees experience have increased the power of gangs that use prisons as their actual headquarters.
Brazil President Michel Temer set to be first sitting leader facing criminal charges of corruption, the country’s top federal prosecutor said.
Unions fiercely oppose Temer’s labour reform bill as it reduces their power over workplaces by cutting mandatory dues and allowing companies and employees to negotiate contract terms more freely.
Under Brazilian law, it is now up to the Legislative House of Deputies to vote on whether to allow the Supreme Court to try President Temer for graft.
“I have been charged with taking bribes without ever having received a cent… I’ve never seen any of that money and I have never taken part in planning to commit any crimes.”
President Michel Temer was formally charged by Brazil’s top federal prosecutor claiming “he fooled Brazil’s citizens”, deepening his political woes.
Brazil’s labour force which was already hurting due to recession was dealt a severe blow by its own government’s participation in flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.