25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash
Oct17

25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash

At least 25 inmates died in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in far northern Brazil, the latest episode of violence shaking the country’s underfunded and overcrowded prison system. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six burned to death in fighting at a prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, the news site G1 reported, citing local police. The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de...

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Thousands protest in Brazil to support sacked president Dilma Rousseff
Sep05

Thousands protest in Brazil to support sacked president Dilma Rousseff

Tens of thousands took to Brazilian streets Sunday to support sacked leader Dilma Rousseff and protest the new government of Michel Temer, who has taken power and downplayed the protests. Demonstration organisers, who have rejected Temer’s ascendancy as a “coup”, said some 100,000 protestors filled the major artery Paulista Avenue, many holding banners that read “Out with Temer!” and “Direct...

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Brazil Senate braces for Rousseff impeachment vote
Aug31

Brazil Senate braces for Rousseff impeachment vote

Brazil’s Senate was due to vote Wednesday on whether to strip Dilma Rousseff of the presidency in a traumatic impeachment trial set to end 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America’s biggest country. Senators loyal to Brazil’s first female president debated into the night Tuesday in a final attempt to halt the apparently unstoppable momentum toward her dismissal. Despite the impassioned speeches, which followed 14...

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Kaspersky Lab sees expansion in Brazil
Jun24

Kaspersky Lab sees expansion in Brazil

Russian software vendor Kaspersky Lab is pressing ahead with its expansion plans in Brazil despite the current economic downturn the country is experiencing. Over the last 12 months the company a revenue increase of over 50 percent in local currency and the firm’s Brazil head Claudio Martinelli says the growth strategy is bearing fruit. “We had a very positive 2015 and are on track in terms of our plans to double revenues...

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Brazil’s Rousseff calls for referendum on early elections
Jun10

Brazil’s Rousseff calls for referendum on early elections

Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff is calling for a referendum on whether to hold early elections if she survives removal from office in an impeachment trial that is expected to conclude in August. “We must consult the population to rebuild a constitutional pact that was broken by the impeachment process,” Rousseff said in an interview aired on Thursday night by the government television channel TV Brasil....

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