Brazil’s president may lead a ‘walking dead administration’
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Brazil’s president may lead a ‘walking dead administration’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president is vowing to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America’s largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst is calling a “walking dead administration.” President Michel Temer struck a defiant note Thursday, promising … Continue reading

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator
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Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America’s largest nation rudderless. Stocks plunged, both chambers of Congress cancelled sessions and President Michel Temer’s office canceled his planned activities Thursday … Continue reading

Brazil’s shy ‘Car Wash’ judge is loved and loathed celebrity
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Brazil’s shy ‘Car Wash’ judge is loved and loathed celebrity

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — A shy federal judge based in a provincial capital has become an unlikely celebrity in Brazil, where he is shaking up the nation’s power structure while overseeing what may be the largest corruption probe in Latin American history. Passers-by mostly cheer — but sometimes jeer — Sergio Moro when he goes … Continue reading

Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis
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Brazil sends 9,000 soldiers to Rio amid security crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer issued a decree on Tuesday, February 14, to deploy 9,000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro’s metropolitan area until Feb. 22, one week before Carnaval ends. That’s almost half the troops used during last year’s Olympic Games. The decision partly fulfills Rio de Janeiro Gov. Luiz Fernando … Continue reading

Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland
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Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Pope Francis said that “no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud at a conference on economic inequality that opened Thursday, February 16, in the small farming city in California. The gathering of Catholic clergy and activists in Modesto, California, came as the world … Continue reading

Despite charges, Brazil’s Lula eyes another run
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Despite charges, Brazil’s Lula eyes another run

SAO PAULO (AP) — He is facing several corruption charges, Brazil’s largest-ever graft probe has decimated the political party he founded and his hand-picked successor was impeached and ousted from office. Yet former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to Brazilians simply as Lula, is topping polls for next year’s presidential race and traveling … Continue reading

Brazil’s ‘Car Wash’ prosecutor says corruption probe to grow
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Brazil’s ‘Car Wash’ prosecutor says corruption probe to grow

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — The lead federal prosecutor in a massive corruption investigation roiling Brazil says that recent developments could double the size of the case, a staggering possibility given that the probe has ensnared many of the country’s elite, threatens to bring down President Michel Temer and is expanding to other Latin American countries. … Continue reading

Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling
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Brazil judge dies in crash ahead of corruption probe ruling

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule in a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries. While the cause of the Thursday’s, January 19, crash off a popular Brazilian coastal town had … Continue reading