Brazilian police arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

Brazilian police arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.
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Judge in Brazil blocks WhatsApp messenger application

Judge in Brazil blocks WhatsApp messenger application

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the nationwide suspension of the instant messaging application WhatsApp because its parent company, Facebook, would not help a police investigation.

Rio de Janeiro Judge Daniela Barbosa ruled that access … Read Full Story

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Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready

Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn’t gotten the memo – only a small fraction of its 200 million people have a basic proficiency. Fluency is also rare for other languages such … Read Full Story

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Poll: Many Brazilians think Olympic Games cause more harm

Poll: Many Brazilians think Olympic Games cause more harm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Two weeks away from the Olympics, nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting them will cause the country more harm than good, an opinion poll said Tuesday as worries grow over crime and … Read Full Story

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Brazil’s transparency chief quits over corruption probe tape

Brazil’s transparency chief quits over corruption probe tape

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Leaked recordings of heavyweight politicians discussing Brazil’s sprawling kickback scandal caused more headaches for acting President Michel Temer on Monday, with a new tape forcing his anti-corruption minister to quit.

Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira was … Read Full Story

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Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis

Belt-tightening in Brazil aimed at fighting economic crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s acting president announced austerity measures Tuesday aimed at pulling Latin America’s largest economy from its worst crisis in decades, warning that a failure to act will mean “extraordinary hardship” for future generations.

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Brazil interim gov’t under fire in wake of leaked recording

Brazil interim gov’t under fire in wake of leaked recording

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s interim government came under fire Monday as a secret recording emerged of the new planning minister discussing a purported pact to push for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment to stall a huge corruption probe that … Read Full Story

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Phone tap adds to pressure on Brazil’s interim president

Phone tap adds to pressure on Brazil’s interim president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A leaked recording of a phone conversation is adding to pressure on Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer.

The recording made public Monday shows one of his closest advisers telling a company president that impeaching President … Read Full Story

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Bank economist picked for Brazil central bank governor

Bank economist picked for Brazil central bank governor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Ilan Goldfajn, the chief economist at the Itau Unibanco bank, was named to head Brazil’s central bank Tuesday amid the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said Goldfajn would announce other … Read Full Story

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Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff vowed Thursday to use “all legal means” to fight permanent ouster in an impeachment trial, raising the specter of continued political turmoil as interim leader Michel Temer tries to rescue a … Read Full Story

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2 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption

2 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – The impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on endemic corruption in the ranks of lawmakers. Some 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for … Read Full Story

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Annulment in Brazil impeachment drama is reversed

Annulment in Brazil impeachment drama is reversed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The acting leader of the lower house of Congress has reversed a controversial decision that would have annulled a key vote in the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, the interim speaker’s spokesman said TuesdayRead Full Story

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Local author honors Cape Verdean culture through poetry collection

Local author honors Cape Verdean culture through poetry collection

DARTMOUTH — Drawing from memories and lived experience, West Falmouth author Jarita Davis has published a collection of poems offering a window into the culture of her Cape Verdean ancestors and a reflection of their sense of identity, often shaped … Read Full Story

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Brazil’s VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018

Brazil’s VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018

SÃO PAULO (AP) – The man in line to become Brazil’s next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won’t run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff’s term comes to an end.

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Brazil president ducks scandal talk, impeachment at UN

Brazil president ducks scandal talk, impeachment at UN

NEW YORK (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff alluded only briefly to the political crisis rocking her government during an address before the United Nationson Friday, slipping in a mention at a signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement … Read Full Story

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Possible next Brazil leader is dealmaker and scandal-tainted

Possible next Brazil leader is dealmaker and scandal-tainted

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The man who may become Brazil’s next president is almost as unpopular as the leader facing impeachment now, and stained by scandals of his own.

Vice President Michel Temer, who hasn’t won an election on … Read Full Story

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Rio contest offers a room with an Olympic view

Rio contest offers a room with an Olympic view

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Talk about a room with a view. Make that an Olympic view.

The room in question is the prize in a publicity event put on by Airbnb, a sponsor of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.… Read Full Story

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Fights loom after Brazil’s lower chamber OKs impeachment

Fights loom after Brazil’s lower chamber OKs impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – For the second time in under a quarter century, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing a devastating blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose left-leaning Workers’ Party came … Read Full Story

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