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.

Zika virus cases drop in Brazil: WHO

According to WHO, the drop in Zika cases in Brazil is due to the end of summer, with mosquitoes thriving less in colder temperatures. There are also drops of the Zika cases in Colombia and Cape Verde.

Brazil`s people will `prevent setbacks` to democracy: Rousseff at UN

President Dilma Rousseff voiced confidence Friday that Brazil`s people will "be able to prevent any setbacks" to democracy as she battles a bid to impeach her.

Brazil''s Rousseff going to U.N. over impeachment; cabinet in crisis

Beleaguered Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York in a bid to rally international support against her impeachment, leaving behind a Cabinet paralysed by political crisis as another minister defected on Wednesday. 

Brazil's Rousseff cancels US trip to sign climate pact: Sources

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff cancelled a scheduled trip to New York to participate in a climate event at the United Nations this week, two sources from the presidential palace said on Monday.

Brazil's Rousseff 'outraged' by impeachment vote

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said today that she is "outraged" by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to keep fighting.

US confident Brazil can handle impeachment matter democratically

The United States voiced confidence on Monday that Brazil will work though what it described as "challenging political moment" after the lower house of Congress voted to send leftist President Dilma Rousseff for trial in the Senate.

Can't afford double standards on terror: Sushma Swaraj

Terrorism poses the biggest challenge to international security and nations cannot afford to adopt double standards in the fight against it, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday at the 14th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers meet here.

Brazil's lower house votes for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

Brazil's lower house votes for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

The lower house of Brazil's parliament have voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, a move that could see the country's first female leader removed from power.

Brazil lawmakers open session ahead of impeachment vote

Brazil lawmakers open session ahead of impeachment vote

Brazil`s lower house of Congress opened final debate Sunday ahead of a vote on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff amid chaotic scenes as rival deputies sang patriotic songs and scuffled in the chamber.

India questions Secretary General candidates on terrorism

India has questioned prospective UN Secretary General candidates on how they intend to strengthen the counter-terrorism architecture of the world body and plan to achieve long-pending reforms of the Security Council.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff scrambles for votes to avert impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff scrambles for votes to avert impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff held last-minute negotiations with wavering lawmakers on Saturday in an effort to secure crucial support the day before an impeachment vote that could lead to her removal from office.

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

2016 Summer Olympics: Rio police learn lessons from Paris attacks

The national stadium in the French capital was among the targets on November 13 IS attack.

Brazil president to meet supporters as impeachment vote looms

Brazil president to meet supporters as impeachment vote looms

Rousseff will meet with the supporters camped out at the Mane Garrincha stadium who have turned out to support her bid to remain head of state.

Brazil`s Dilma Rousseff: Ex-guerrilla in impeachment battle

Brazil`s 68-year-old "iron lady" has put up a fight, trying to repair a coalition left in tatters by the defection of the country`s largest party, the PMDB.