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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.

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 …

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.

Brazilian Army military police personnel in riot gear guard public buildings in Brasilia, on May 25, 2017. Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police. / AFP …

Brazilian President Sends in Army to Control Leftist Protesters

Brazilian President Michel Temer has sent in federal troops to maintain social order in the capital of Brasilia after government buildings were evacuated following a string of clashes between left-wing protesters and police.

Brazil's President Michel Temer, center, and wife Marcela Temer, watch an Independence Day military parade in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Pictured right is Lower House Speaker Rodrigo Maia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazilian President: ‘Ghosts’ Forced Me, My Family Out of Presidential Palace

Brazilian President Michel Temer confessed in an interview with the Portuguese-language magazine Veja that he and his family moved out of the nation’s Alvorada Palace, the official presidential residence, over bad energy and “ghosts” that kept him and First Lady Marcela Temer from sleeping well at night.

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Temer has rubbed elbows with world leaders in China, been vociferously booed at important national events and signaled he will move forward with unpopular reforms, such as trimming pension benefits. …

Brazil’s Supreme Court Approves Corruption Probe into President

The Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized prosecutors to investigate newly-minted president Michel Temer, after a key witness in the sprawling Petrobras corruption trial claimed that Temer had requested illegal funds to help a colleague’s political campaign.

Supporters of Brazil's sacked ex-president Dilma Rousseff demonstrate after she was stripped of the country's presidency by a Senate impeachment vote, along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 4, 2016. The 68-year-old leftist leader must leave the Alvorada official residence in Brasilia within a month after senators voted …

Brazil: Burned in Effigy, President Dismisses Protests as ‘Minimal’

President Michel Temer, currently in China for the G-20 summit, has dismissed protests across Brazil demanding he step down as “minimal” and “natural” following the process that successfully removed his socialist predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, from power.

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 …

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.

The Olympic Flag flies in front of ''Christ the Redeemer'' statue during a blessing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro August 19, 2012. REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES

With Athlete Mugging and Hospital Siege, Crime Is Latest Threat to Loom over Rio Olympics

The government of Brazil has assured the world it will put on a spectacular show during August’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite the many problems casting a shadow over preparations: a Zika epidemic, rampant political corruption, an economic collapse, and now a new crime wave threatening tourists and athletes alike.

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

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.

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Brazil: 33 Men Gang Rape 16-Year-Old, Post Photos on Social Media

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting to address what many are calling an out-of-control nationwide rape epidemic, made especially acute by video and photos surfacing on social media of 33 men gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro.

CORRECTION - Supporters of Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff hold a protest against acting president Michel Temer, in Sao Paulo on May 22, 2016. Rousseff was suspended from office to face an impeachment trial on charges of tweaking government accounts to make them look better as she sought re-election in …

Thousands of Brazilians Protest Outside Acting President’s Home

Thousands of leftist supporters of ousted former President Dilma Rousseff gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday. They want interim President Michel Temer to step down, citing the new government’s call to review the expansive social programs put in place during Rousseff’s tenure.

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In First Speech as President, Brazil’s Temer Vows ‘National Salvation’

Brazil’s new president Michel Temer promised to return trust and “confidence” in the executive government to the Brazilian people in his first speech as president, shortly after Dilma Rousseff was informed that her impeachment was official and she would be forced to step down.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of sectoral plans for the mitigation of climate change at the meeting of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change in Brasilia, June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil’s President Does Damage Control on CNN: ‘I Am a Victim’

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has once again called the impeachment process against her a sexist “coup,” lamenting that she will be “very sad” if she cannot attend the Summer Olympics in her country as head of state due to accusations of financial misrepresentation against her.

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Chaos in Brazil: More Than Half of Sao Paulo’s Protesters Want to Impeach Vice President Temer

Brazil’s political turmoil continues two days after the lower chamber of the national legislature voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. A startling poll shows that the overwhelming public support for her impeachment is not antagonism limited to Rousseff, however, but to all leftists in power, as another poll shows strong support for impeaching her vice president, as well.

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Brazil: Amid Presidential Impeachment Vote, Fight Begins to Impeach Vice President, Too

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, is soon to face an impeachment vote in the nation’s House of Representatives, putting Brazil one step closer to her ouster. Possibly even more destabilizing for the country is one attorney’s efforts to force the legislature to impeach Vice President Michel Temer, as well, as Temer prepares to potentially become head of state.