Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the impending start of the final phase of her impeachment trial on Thursday, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday continued to vow to fight until the last minute what she calls a ‘coup’ of her government. “You can be sure that this is […]

Ireland’s Olympic Council President Arrested for Ticket Scandal

Ireland’s Olympic Council President Arrested for Ticket Scandal

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police arrested on Wednesday, August 17th, the president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Patrick Joseph Hickey for his involvement in an international scheme to sell tickets to this year’s Games, some which were stamped as being given to the OCI. The […]

Mystery of Green Pool at Rio Olympics Solved

Mystery of Green Pool at Rio Olympics Solved

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After concerns from the international community related to the dangers that the pollution of the Guanabara Bay and Lagoa would have on athletes competing in aquatic sports in this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, officials scrambled to find why the water in one […]

Impeachment Process at Final Stage for Brazil’s Rousseff

Impeachment Process at Final Stage for Brazil’s Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil voted on Tuesday night to go ahead with suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial. With 59 votes for and 21 against, senators approved a report that concluded that Rousseff should be impeached for mismanagement of funds. Now the process enters […]

Brazil’s Courts Allow Protests During Olympic Games

Brazil’s Courts Allow Protests During Olympic Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current political turmoil faced by Brazil has spilled into the Olympics, with reported cases of spectators being physically removed from stadiums for protesting against the country’s interim government. Monday night, however, a Brazilian federal court judge that any suppression of political manifestations by […]

Extra Olympic Security for Foreign Dignitaries in Brazil

Extra Olympic Security for Foreign Dignitaries in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the city of Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazilian security agents announced plans to implement an enhanced security plan to welcome foreign dignitaries and city mayor asks residents to stay indoors. The first Olympic Games to be hosted […]

Half of Rio Residents More Optimistic About Olympic Games

Half of Rio Residents More Optimistic About Olympic Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A new survey conducted by the Federação de Comercio do Rio de Janeiro (Fecomercio-RJ) and Fundação Getulio Vargas Projetos (FGV) shows that more than half of Rio de Janeiro state residents believe the Olympics will be successful. Although at the same time, only half of […]

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although much smaller than in earlier rallies, Brazilians in more than twenty states went to the streets on Sunday to protest against or support suspended Dilma Rousseff. Protesters took time off from the Olympic fever sweeping parts of the country to focus on the on-going […]

Former President Lula Seeks U.N. Help Against Investigation

Former President Lula Seeks U.N. Help Against Investigation

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, filed a petition on Thursday with the High Commissioner of Human Rights at the United Nations alleging persecution and abuse of power of federal prosecutors in the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption investigation. According to the petition Lula […]

Brazilian Officials Say No Evidence of Second Terrorist Group

Brazilian Officials Say No Evidence of Second Terrorist Group

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Justice Minister of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes vehemently denied rumors of the existence of another terrorist group planning attacks during Rio’s 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “There is no second group,” he told reporters yesterday (Monday, July 25th). According to Moraes there is currently […]

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