AP Explains: Why Brazilian prez faces impeachment
Latin America & the Caribbean

AP Explains: Why Brazilian prez faces impeachment

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress. The effort comes amid an angry public mood over the South American nation’s worst recession in decades and a big bribery scandal at the state oil company Petrobras, yet it is not tied to either of those. AP explains what’s behind … Continue reading

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Brazil’s ex-president charged in money laundering probe
Latin America & the Caribbean

Brazil’s ex-president charged in money laundering probe

  SAO PAULO (AP) — State prosecutors have filed charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation, putting further scrutiny on one of Brazil’s towering political figures who is being hounded by corruption allegations. The charges brought by prosecutors in Sao Paulo state arise from allegations that he hid … Continue reading

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics
Health / Latin America & the Caribbean

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Rio hosts Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics” and that the mosquito-borne virus will be “way down” by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s executive director for outbreaks and health … Continue reading

Impeachment proceedings opened against Brazil’s Rousseff
Latin America & the Caribbean

Impeachment proceedings opened against Brazil’s Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Impeachment proceedings were opened Wednesday against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff by the speaker of the lower house of Congress, a sworn enemy of the beleaguered leader. A special commission in which all political parties are represented must now weigh the decision of speaker Eduardo Cunha to open proceedings against Rousseff … Continue reading

Impeachment proceedings opened against Brazil’s Rousseff
Latin America & the Caribbean

Impeachment proceedings opened against Brazil’s Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Impeachment proceedings were opened Wednesday against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff by the speaker of the lower house of Congress, a sworn enemy of the beleaguered leader. A special commission in which all political parties are represented must now weigh the decision of speaker Eduardo Cunha to open proceedings against Rousseff … Continue reading