Tag: Impeachment

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A combination of facts discovered in Operation Lava Jato (car wash) regarding a huge money laundering scandal in Brazil involving oil giant Petrobras together with a weak economy, have led...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Defeated presidential candidate Aecio Neves of the PSDB (Social Democracy Party) returned to Congress on Tuesday to reclaim his senator’s seat, pledging to be a strong opposition force in the...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Hugo Chávez met with the leaders of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in Brasília Tuesday to formalize Venezuela’s entrance to Mercosur – six years after the oil-rich Caribbean nation’s first attempt to...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Mercosur members including Brazil have suspended Paraguay from the South American economic alliance following Friday’s impeachment of President Fernando Lugo. They will discuss further measures at the bloc’s presidential summit this Friday...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Worse than having a government plagued by corruption – a problem by no means exclusive to the Brazilian society – is denouncing corruption and then allowing it to remain unpunished. We are...



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