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Brazil: Ex-Porn Star Rides Conservative Wave to Congress

Brazil: Ex-Porn Star Rides Conservative Wave to Congress

A former porn star successfully rode the conservative wave in Brazil’s nationwide elections on Sunday, gaining over 150,000 votes to become a federal representative of his home city of São Paolo.

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.

FILE - In this July 22, 2016 photo, Brazilian Army soldiers take part in military exercise during presentation of the security forces for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in front of the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil. Security has emerged as the top concern during the Olympics, including violence possibly …

Brazil ‘Drug Trafficking’ Arrest Turns Out to Be Hezbollah Member

Brazilian authorities have announced the arrest of Lebanese Hezbollah member Fadi Hassan Nahba, wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking since 2013. Authorities admitted they did not know he was working with the jihadi terror group until he personally told them after his arrest this week.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana Flosi leaves the court room of the district court in Munich, Germany, 13 May 2014. Ecclestone stands accused of paying former member of the board of BayernLB 44 million euros in bribes and taking a huge part of that sum back …

Open Season in Brazil: Formula One Chief’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped

Criminals have allegedly abducted the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and are demanding the largest ransom in the nation’s history, in the latest high-profile crime in Brazil preceding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

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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‘Tiririca,’ Brazil’s Clown Congressman, Steals the Show at Impeachment Vote

Rep. Tiririca the Clown (PRB – Sao Paulo) is the ultimate outsider politician, a professional clown elected to Congress in 2010 and subsequently awarded best attendance of any of his peers. Naturally, during last night’s impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff, the nation stood transfixed waiting for Tirirca’s vote: a resounding “yes” to impeachment.