Brazil’s Senate impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer. With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the centrist Temer will… Read More Brazil’s Senate impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian billionaire allegedly involved in bribery scheme

Prosecutors in Brazil on Thursday charged billionaire Joseph Safra with being involved in a scheme to bribe government tax officials. Although investigators say Safra wasn’t directly bribing officials, they allege he approved these payments and was kept informed about them. Prosecutors say that Safra’s team allegedly tried to bribe officials with 15.3 million reais ($4.3… Read More Brazilian billionaire allegedly involved in bribery scheme

Historic Luz railway station, in Sao Paulo, gutted by fire

A fire in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has destroyed parts of a historic 19th Century railway station housing a popular museum. The museum, which documents the history of the Portuguese Language, was severely damaged. The blaze destroyed the roof of the “Station of Light” which was originally built by the British. The Luz… Read More Historic Luz railway station, in Sao Paulo, gutted by fire