Posts tagged as Brazil

Brazil at risk of losing vote in UN General Assembly

Friday, December 6, 2019

There are risks that because of failure to pay its debts to the United Nations Organization, Brazil could lose its voting rights in the UN General Assembly, Reuters reports. Brazil has the second biggest debt to the UN after USA – its debt is USD 415.8 million. The country needs to pay USD 126.6 million before the end of 2019 or it may lose its voting rights in the UN.…

Brazil gang leader dresses up as teenage daughter in jail-break attempt

Monday, August 5, 2019

Clauvino da Silva wore rubber mask and wig to walk out of Rio prison, apparently planning to leave his daughter inside A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by pretending to be his teenage daughter when she visited him behind bars, authorities said on Sunday. Clauvino da Silva, also known as “Shorty”, tried to leave the prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro dressed in her…

Maduro will close Venezuela’s border with Brazil, considering closing Colombian border

Friday, February 22, 2019

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will close the border with Brazil and is considering closing the border with Colombia, ahead of opposition plans to bring in humanitarian aid despite his objection. Maduro said on TV that the stockpiling of aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border town of Cucuta was a “provocation” and denounced the opposition’s plans as a cheap show to undermine his government. After the Brazilian…

Brazil swears in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Brazil has sworn in ex-army captain Jair Bolsonaro as its president, amid tight security. The far-right politician, an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorship, pledged to rid the country of “ideological ties.” Bolsonaro was sworn in as president on Tuesday, promising to overhaul the country’s economy and bring about sweeping social change. An admirer of US President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro rose to power on a pro-gun, anti-corruption agenda. Speaking in…

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The number of Venezuelans entering Brazil is rising, officials say, despite Saturday’s attacks on makeshift migrant border camps. A Brazilian army spokesman said about 900 Venezuelans were expected in the state of Rorarima on Monday, a steep rise in the daily average. The numbers of people trying to flee Venezuela’s economic collapse are stoking regional tensions. There is fresh uncertainty following the issuing of new banknotes. Banks and shops are…

Pentagon chief defends his reversal on Space Force, says it’s the right thing to do

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about what the Pentagon’s space problem is before recommending a way to fix it. “I was…