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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.

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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.

Brazil's Temer gives army full control of Rio security

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.

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 …

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, 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)

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.

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: 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 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 …

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

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.

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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.

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 …

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.

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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.

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