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Photos: International Left Burns Brazil’s Cities to Protest Rousseff Impeachment

The Brazilian Senate officially impeached socialist Workers’ Party president Dilma Rousseff Wednesday, removing her from power permanently over a host of fiscal misrepresentations that severely damaged the nation’s economy. Even before the vote to oust her, however, an international coalition of leftist groups have been staging violent protests and attacking police nationwide.

Supporters of suspendend president Dilma Rousseff holding a demonstration during her impeachment trial set trash bags on fire as police fire tear gas grenades at them, in Sao Paulo Brazil on August 29, 2016. Rousseff who testified for the first time at her trial urged the Senate to vote against …

Brazil: Architect of Presidential Impeachment Ousted from House

(Reuters) Brazil’s congressional ethics committee voted to strip suspended Speaker Eduardo Cunha of his seat on Tuesday for allegedly lying about undeclared Swiss bank accounts, the latest in a series of political earthquakes to rock Latin America’s largest country.

Brazil's Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha is a key opponent of President Dilma Rousseff and architect of impeachment proceedings against her

First President to Be Impeached in Brazil Voted for Rousseff Ouster

Fernando Collor de Mello knows the Brazilian impeachment process well. In 1992, as president, he faced impeachment proceedings against him for alleged corrupt activity. He stepped down before the Senate could vote him out, has returned as a senator, and voted “yes” to impeach now ex-president Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday.

Brazilian Senator and former President (1990-1992) Fernando Collor de Mello gestures during the debate on suspending and impeaching President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on May 11, 2016. A simple majority in the 81-member Senate will trigger Rousseff's six-month suspension pending trial. A two-thirds majority would then be needed to remove …

First Argentina, Then Brazil: Cuba Is Losing All Its Friends

The “Bolivarian Revolution” is facing the biggest challenge in its history, as Latin America’s impoverished people turn on their socialist leaders. With Dilma Rousseff out as Brazil’s president and a recall effort started on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Cuba stands to lose friendships it has taken decades to cultivate in the region.

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Brazilian Researchers: Zika Has Mutated into Something More Dangerous

A new study has allowed scientists to watch the Zika virus destroy nascent brain cells in mice fetuses, proving definitively the link between the virus and birth defects in humans as well as cementing suspicions that the strain of Zika spreading in Latin America is a more dangerous mutation than those seen previously.

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Harvard Public Health Review: Postpone Rio Olympics Until Zika Is Under Control

Blasting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) silence on the Zika virus in Latin America as “deplorable, incompetent and dangerous,” professor Amir Attaran writes in the Harvard Public Health Review that there is no way to continue with the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on schedule without exposing millions to the threat of contracting Zika virus.

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