Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

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Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics has divided public opinion in Brazil, where political and economic crises have put the games under scrutiny like never before. But after a seven-year buildup in which everything that could possibly go wrong did, the Olympics ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

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 ...