The justice minister described the group as “an amateur, disorganized cell” that had celebrated the recent attacks in Orlando and Nice, and been planning to buy guns from Paraguay.
A video posted online showed a naked, bloody, and unconscious 16-year-old girl surrounded by men bragging about her rape. The head of the police probe said more “technical” evidence was needed to establish that the rape actually happened.
The bombshell recordings feature Brazil’s newly appointed planning minister appearing to say impeachment would “stop the bloodletting” from the massive Car Wash judicial inquiry into kickbacks from the state-run oil company.
Rio’s city council has launched an inquiry into spending around the 2016 Olympics that some fear will “end up as pizza” — a Brazilian term meaning a cover up.
With the 100-day countdown to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics under way, new figures show the state has three times the national average for Zika infections.
Architects and engineers say it appears the stunning elevated path, part of which fell into the sea last week killing at least two people, was not built to withstand ocean waves or currents.
Massive anti-government marches typically carry effigies of President Rousseff and boo opportunistic opposition leaders, who are often accused of more serious crimes. But angry protesters have a soft spot for one man — Judge Sergio Moro.
Massive anti-government demonstrations led by the middle classes hide the stories of many Brazilians, particularly among the poor, who still support Rousseff or see little credible alternative.
Lula will become Rousseff’s chief of staff as Brazil’s political crisis appears to be reaching a head. His new job will also provide temporary protection from arrest on corruption charges.
Officials estimated that more than 3.5 million people joined anti-government protests in cities across Brazil on Sunday. Calls for the president's impeachment were mixed with anger at corruption, and the country's shrinking economy.
The upcoming trial of Eduardo Cunha for allegedly accepting bribes could weaken moves to impeach Dilma Rousseff, though the beleaguered president is by no means out of the woods.
President Dilma Rousseff has given health inspectors special powers to forcibly enter empty properties in order to seek out mosquito infestations.
The Brazilian government's four-month-long delay in confirming the appointment of Dani Dayan has been understood as stemming from disapproval for his former leadership of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
The authorities say they have received no indication of a terrorist threat to the Rio Games, but that they would be ready for one if it came.
Brazilian health authorities are urgently investigating whether a mosquito-born disease arrived in the country this year has caused a huge spike in babies born with microcephaly.