Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

May 24, 2016

Sailor recounts gunpoint robbery in Rio

Spain’s Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast. “We were a bit naive, a bit too daring ...

Brazilian women angry at all-male new government

May 13, 2016

Brazilian women angry at all-male new government

Brazilian interim President Michel Temer’s post-impeachment government is not a day old and already has an image problem: Where are the women? All 24 ministers presented to the nation in a televised ceremony, just hours after the suspension of leftist president Dilma Rousseff, bore ...

Brazil's Senate impeaches Rousseff

May 12, 2016

Brazil's Senate impeaches Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid raw the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s largest country into political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics. Rousseff’s enraged backers called ...

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

May 7, 2016

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

A Brazilian Senate committee voted Friday to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, who now faces being suspended from office in less than a week. The impeachment is based on accusations that Rousseff made illegal accounting maneuvers to mask the depth ...

Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

May 4, 2016

Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got under way with protests highlighting the country’s deep political and economic crisis. Rousseff presided over the flame ceremony in Brasilia, even though she faces impeachment and is ...