Tag: Brazil

The cable car over the Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro is no longer running

Venezuelan Refugee ‘Favelas’ Pop Up in Brazil

Brazil is observing the development of a growing number of poverty-stricken favelas, or slums, as thousands of Venezuelans emigrate amid from country’s unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offers a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 22, 2017. Chile said Tuesday it has granted diplomatic asylum to five Venezuelans who took refuge in its embassy in Caracas, amid political turmoil as Maduro moves to consolidate power. The five were among a group of 33 jurists who had been named to the Venezuelan Supreme Court by the opposition-controlled National Assembly on July 31 in defiance of the government. / AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Odebrecht Exec: We Paid Maduro $35 Million in Bribes to Secure Contracts

Venezuela’s exiled former top prosecutor published a video Thursday that she alleges shows the head of Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company embroiled in one of the largest corruption schemes in Latin American history, admitting to bribing dictator Nicolás Maduro by donating $35 million to his 2013 presidential campaign.

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the impeachment trial of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Fighting to save her job, Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit. Rousseff's address comes on the fourth day of the trial. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil: Lula da Silva Conviction Puts Global Left in a Tailspin

The shock from left-leaning establishment reporters came loudly on Wednesday: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – the “charismatic,” “widely popular,” “iconic,” “commanding” Lula – would finally have to face justice for one of the most expansive corruption schemes in Latin American history.

Filipe Diniz, who traveled from Brazil, readies his passport he'll use to claim his ticket before opening session of a two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Salt Lake City. In addition to those filling up the 21,000-seat conference center during the sessions, thousands more listen or watch around the world in 95 languages on television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

Brazil: Education, U.N. Funds at Risk as Government Runs Out of Money to Print Passports

Brazil’s government announced a sudden halt in printing passports last week following the evaporation of public funds for such use. This week, Brazil’s Congress attempted to pass legislation reappropriating funds for education to the passport program, although it appears the latest plan in motion will take money out of the nation’s U.N. funding for this purpose.