Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

World Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

by Andrew McKirdy

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 have ...

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

World Mar 14, 2016

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader. The demonstrations were the latest in a wave of anti-government rallies ...

World / Politics Mar 17, 2015

Workers' Party treasurer charged in Petrobras scandal

Prosecutors on Monday formally charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party and 26 others with corruption linked to state-run Petrobras, in the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff from the widening scandal. Prosecutors have "ample proof" that Workers' Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari solicited donations ...

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Sep 2, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage ...