Leaked audio claims second Brazilian minister

In audio released by Globo television last night, Silveira was heard talking to Senate President Renan Calheiros and Sergio Machado.

Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. 

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

The Brazilian Police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

WhatsApp leads messaging apps globally

WhatsApp leads messaging apps globally

 Instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app all over the world and is used in 109 countries, or 55.6 percent of the world, a new report said on Wednesday.

Corruption scandal throws Brazil`s interim government into disarray

Corruption scandal throws Brazil`s interim government into disarray

Planning Minister Romero Juca said in a hurried appearance before television cameras that he would step aside from Tuesday. 

Former Brazil chief-of-staff jailed for 23 years

Brazil`s Federal Judiciary sentenced former chief-of-staff and Workers Party (PT) founder Jose Dirceu to 23 years and three months in prison for corruption and money laundering.

Venezuela recalls Brazil ambassador following Rousseff's suspension

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled his country`s ambassador in Brazil after his counterpart Dilma Rousseff was suspended over an impeachment trial.

Brazil's interim president may remain in office till 2019

Brazil's interim president may remain in office till 2019

Brazil`s interim President Michel Temer said Friday he may remain in office till 2019.

'We must restore Brazil's credibility': Acting President

Extending an olive branch to the left after a divisive battle over Rousseff's impeachment, he called for "dialogue" on the multiple crises facing Latin America's largest country, which is deep in recession and reeling from a far-reaching corruption scandal.

UN's Ban calls for calm in Brazil

Rousseff was suspended to face impeachment trial, ceding power to her vice president Michel Temer.

Brazil`s Rousseff suspended by Senate

Brazil`s Rousseff suspended by Senate

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended from office to face an impeachment trial in the Senate on charges that she broke budget accounting rules.

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday to face impeachment, ceding power to her vice-president-turned-enemy Michel Temer in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America`s biggest nation.

Brazil president in last-gasp appeal against impeachment

The result of what is expected to be a marathon voting session may not be final until Thursday.

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

A Brazilian Senate committee voted on Friday to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, who now faces being suspended from office in less than a week.

One-sixth of Brazil's microcephaly cases linked to Zika

Brazilian health ministry on Wednesday said between October 22 and April 30 out of 1,271 microcephaly cases 203 tested positive for the Zika virus.
 

Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recommended that she be put on trial for possible removal from office.

Court order shuts down WhatsApp in Brazil, again

Irate Brazilians found themselves without the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application for the second time in six months Monday, after a court blocked the service for 72 hours.

In fight against impeachment, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff tries to win left support

In fight against impeachment, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff tries to win left support

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in her fight against impeachment, met her advisors to analyse social measures she could announce on Labour Day as a way of winning back leftist support, the media reported.

First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

The first death related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection on US soil was reported today in the US territory of Puerto Rico, health authorities said.

Brazil: Zika outbreaks tops 91,000 cases

Between January 3 and April 2, 91,387 suspected cases of Zika were reported.