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.
The prosecutor claims it is to weaken Temer’s defense in the corruption case with JBS meatpackers, accusations he continues to deny.
According to plea-bargain testimonies Brazilian President Michel Temer allegedly took bribes to dole out political favours to a large meatpacking company.
As the law now stands, it is up to federal prosecutors to hammer out the details of plea bargains. Opening the possibility that defence lawyers could ask the top court to decide on the terms would slow down the speed at which such agreements are made.
The allegations are based on plea-bargain testimony from JBS SA executives, who say they paid Temer at least $4.6 million in bribes.
India, along with other BRICS nations hammered out a future roadmap for security, cooperation and exchange in Beijing this week.
A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil’s democracy hangs in the balance.
In a surprise move, the environment ministry asked for bids to privatise federal deforestation satellite monitoring. Protests by experts stalled the measure for now.
Temer’s coalition allies are divided on whether it is best to dump the damaged president quickly or to keep him for the sake of an economic recovery.
A 2009 law requires that at least 30% of the funds received by each school be devoted to buying food produced by local family farms, leading to new school feeding programmes emerging in the region.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
The presidential palace in its short written statement gave no reason for the appointment of Torquato Jardim as the new justice minister.
Police unleashed volleys of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to halt tens of thousands of protesters as they marched towards Congress to call for Temer’s ouster.
President Temer’s fight to continue as president will drain resources and delay Brazil’s efforts to stabilise its economy.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.
Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
The release of the plea-bargain testimony by Brazil’s top court raises serious doubts about whether Michel Temer can maintain his grip on the presidency.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.