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Brazil's Congress rejects corruption charges against President Temer. Photo credit: Luis Macedo / Chamber of Deputies
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Brazil’s Congress rejects corruption charges against President Temer

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This marks the second time Temer has avoided corruption proceedings since becoming president in May 2016. By: Cristiane Sampaio / Edition: Simone Freire / Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / October 26, 2017 Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, which would […]

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Institutional Coup Attempt in Paraguay

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An Ad Hoc council entered in session outside the Congress chamber, stepping over the authority of its President and assigning power to the second Vice President, in order to pass amends that weaken the restrictions on presidential reelections. The end goal is to allow Horacio Cartes to be reelected in 2018.  By: Paulo César López / […]

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Temer government set to overthrow Brazil’s environmental agenda
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Temer government set to overthrow Brazil’s environmental agenda

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By: Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Source: Mongabay  / The Dawn News / 21 December 2016 Brazil’s powerful agribusiness lobby (bancada ruralista) is pushing a raft of new laws to set back environmental and indigenous protections by 30 years. A catastrophic setback to environmental and indigenous protections was narrowly averted last week […]

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Taking power by storm in Brazil
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Taking power by storm in Brazil

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By: Atilio Borón / Source: Rebelión.org / The Dawn News / May 13, 2016 A gang of bandits has taken the Presidency of Brazil by storm. Three main actors make up this gang: First, a majority of Parliamentarians (of whom two thirds are accused of corruption), most of whom earned […]

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