Tag: Brazil

A pregnant woman in eastern Uganda receives the sort of prenatal care that UNICEF says can prove crucial to a newborn's chances of survival

Doctors in Uganda Protest Plan to Import ‘Slave Doctors’ from Cuba

The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) and the nation’s National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) both issued statements this week protesting the African government’s plan to import 200 doctors from Cuba, taking jobs that would go to domestic Ugandan doctors and enriching the communist Castro regime.

Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding he must be jailed, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 03, 2018. Tensions ran high Tuesday in Brazil ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should start a …

PHOTOS: Brazil Transfixed as Supreme Court Jails Presidential Frontrunner

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the nation’s largest cities on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that opened the door for the arrest of socialist presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva late Thursday morning.

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here addressing a rally of leftist parties on April 02, is seeking a third term in office and leads easily in opinion polls

Brazilians Organize National Marches Demanding Presidential Frontrunner Go to Jail

Protesters in Brazil have organized street manifestations on Tuesday in anticipation of a final appellate decision on whether former president – and current presidential frontrunner – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will have to begin to serve his 12-year prison sentence immediately, effectively cutting off his presidential campaign.

Campaign caravan of Brazil's da Silva shot at; no one hurt

Brazil: Leftist Presidential Frontrunner Attacked with Gunfire as Court Rejects Corruption Appeal

Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lost a final appeal on his corruption conviction that could soon land him in prison and keep him out of the 2018 presidential race. While still a heavy favorite to win, signs of opposition are starting to grow, including recent eggings at campaign stops and gunfire aimed at his campaign convoy on Tuesday.

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski leaves the government palace in Lima, after recording a televised message announcing his resignation

Peru Seeks to Ban Resigning President from Leaving the Country

Peruvian courts are weighing whether to prevent Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned as president on Wednesday, from leaving the country following multiple allegations of corruption, including one linking him to the disgraced Brazilian firm Odebrecht.

Facebook/Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva

Brazilian Clown Returns to the Stage After Leaving Congress in Disgust

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as the acclaimed Brazilian clown “Tiririca” (Grumpy), returned to the stage in the nation’s capital this week for a one-man show loosely based on his life. The event marks a return to the stage for the clown after seven years in the nation’s congress.

A Brazilian Army soldier stands guard over the "Linha Amarela" (yellow line) road during a joint operation at "Cidade de Deus" (City of God) favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as Brazil prepares to send in troops to battle gang violence

Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro

Nearly two years after Rio de Janeiro police welcomed Olympics spectators at their airport with a banner reading “Welcome to Hell,” Brazilian President Michel Temer sent the nation’s military to take over the city on Friday, cracking down on a crime wave exacerbated by Carnival festivities and a woefully underfunded law enforcement corps.

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.