Zombies’ in Rio groan, lurch at tourists along Copacabana
Latin America & the Caribbean

Zombies’ in Rio groan, lurch at tourists along Copacabana

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Brazilians dressed as zombies dragged their rotting limbs on Wednesday, Nov. 2, while groaning and playfully lurching at tourists along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach. The “Zombie Walk” was among several planned in Brazil on All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead. The day is … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground
Latin America & the Caribbean / Uncategorized

Brazil’s Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil’s Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession. Long known as an uncharismatic backroom wheeler-dealer, Michel Temer inherits a shrinking … 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