Months of political turmoil in Brazil reached a divisive climax Thursday, as the Senate voted 55-22 to impeach and suspend President Dilma Rousseff on charges of illegally manipulating finances to hide a government deficit. As the country prepares to host…
Brazilian lawmakers must now conduct a trial and then again cast a vote that could permanently remove the country's first female president from office.
By Vikram Mansharamani
Brazil is suffering from a toxic cocktail of economic, political and public health crises. Once hailed as a beacon of emerging market growth, the country now wallows in pessimism.
In this week’s quiz, see how much you know about what’s going on in the world, including Ecuador’s earthquake, efforts to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and what led to a passenger getting booted from a flight.
By Nsikan Akpan
In three maps, U.S. and UK scientists chart the most suitable areas for Zika virus outbreaks.
By PBS NewsHour
Brazil, South America's largest nation, is facing its worst recession in decades, the Zika crisis and the upcoming Olympic games. Now add to that political upheaval, after an overwhelming vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff amid a corruption scandal. Guillermo…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, the Obamas released their federal tax returns for the past year, revealing that they paid $81,000 in taxes on an income of $436,000, and donated 15 percent of what they made to charity. Also, Brazilian…
By Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American
New genomic analysis clears 2014 sports enthusiasts of unwittingly transporting Zika virus into Brazil.
In our news wrap Friday, the European Union has reached a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into Eastern Europe. Also, the corruption crisis engulfing Brazil’s government flared as riot police in Sao Paulo resorted to water…
By Katie Worth, FRONTLINE
Tropical mosquitoes may not be the only carriers of Zika virus, according to a new investigation from Brazil.
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