Protestors recently set fire to a government building in the capital and former governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Brazil on Sunday to call for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. However, Lula da Silva’s successor remains firm and continues to deny that she did something wrong to deserve impeachment.
Brazilian ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces charges of money laundering for failing to declare luxurious assets, linking him directly to the expansive Petrobras scandal. If charged, Da Silva might bring down his successor, Dilma Rousseff, along with him.
Brazilian court hands down 19-year imprisonment to construction magnate Marcelo Odebrecht who was found guilty of bribing Petrobras officials to gain an advantage over contracts. Politicians, including two Brazilian presidents have also been dragged into the controversy.
A Brazilian judge wants to authorize abortions for women whose children are likely to be stillborn due to microcephaly, a birth defect whose occurrence has skyrocketed in the country and that experts belief might be linked to the recent outbreak of the Zika virus.
The United States of America and Cuba appear to be on their way to ending their more than 50-year dispute with each other. This could have a dramatic impact in Major League Baseball for many Cubans who dream of playing in the big game.
Earlier this month, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, called for a "Bill of Rights" for the web on its 25th birthday. Late last night, Brazil broke ground and became the first country to pass a bill protecting the rights of internet users.