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Brazil: Bolsonaro Offers Political Asylum to Cuban Slave Doctors

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that his administration will grant political asylum to Cuban doctors forced to work in the country for the dictatorship’s profit, reversing the policy his socialist predecessor imposed on them.

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a joint statement with Brazil's president, after a meeting at the Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil: Child Kills Father in Socialist Attack Ad Against Bolsonaro

Fernando Haddad, the socialist Workers’ Party (PT) candidate for president of Brazil, published an attack ad on social media Wednesday implying that conservative rival Jair Bolsonaro’s victory would result in accidental homicides by children becoming the norm in the country.

WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race

Brazil: Socialist Lula da Silva Exits Presidential Race He Is Legally Banned From

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced in a letter from prison Tuesday that he would not be running in October’s presidential race, shortly before the deadline to sign up for the presidential ballot and months after his conviction on corruption charges disqualified him from running in the election.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

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 …

Brazil Probes Last Two Socialist Presidents for Obstruction of Justice

Brazil’s federal Supreme Court has opened an investigation into former Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, both of the socialist Workers’ Party (PT), for potential obstruction of justice in the sprawling “Operation Car War” corruption probe.

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The Rio Olympics Is Brazil’s Reward for Trusting in Socialism

As Rio de Janeiro rings in its tenure as host city to the Summer Olympics with street violence, deadly pollution, jihadist threats, incomplete facilities, and a plague, many around the world are wondering: who thought the embattled Brazilian city would

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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 …

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

‘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.

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Four Months Before Olympics, Brazil’s Minister of Tourism Resigns

Henrique Alves, Brazil’s Minister of Tourism, has resigned in what is being interpreted as the first of a long exodus of allies of leftist President Dilma Rousseff that may facilitate her impeachment by the legislature. It is not yet unclear who Rousseff will appoint to replace Alves and run tourism operations during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee said Monday it is "monitoring the political developments currently affecting the country," but that it is confident Brazil will put on an "excellent" Olympics

Olympic Commission ‘Closely Monitoring’ Corruption Chaos in Brazil

The International Olympic Commission issued a statement saying it was “closely monitoring” the increasingly unstable political situation in Brazil, but was “very confident” the nation would be able to competently host the Summer Olympics this August regardless of the outcome of weeks of protests demanding impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

FILE - In this March 13, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator holds a poster with the photo of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes during a protest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the best of times …