Govt says police not enough to meet speakers' request
The presidential office has said President Michel Temer's decision to use the Armed Forces to control protests in the Esplanade of Ministries on Wednesday afternoon (May 24) was made based on information that the troops of civilian police, military police, and fire brigade were not enough to meet the request from the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia.
Ecuador to strengthen the region's integration and its insertion into the world
In his first speech after swearing in as president on Wednesday, Lenin Moreno affirmed that his government will strengthen the country’s strategic insertion into the world and regional integration.
Brazil Arrests another adviser, Temer situation complicated
Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion.
Standard & Poor's places Brazil on CreditWatch
Standard & Poor's rating agency on Monday (22) announced it placed Brazil's sovereign credit rating in local and foreign currency on CreditWatch with negative implications. In a statement, the agency said “Brazil's political backdrop has once again become more complicated.”
China aims to strengthen South-South cooperation at BRICS Summit
The 9th BRICS Summit to be held in Xiamen, China, aims to deepen pragmatic cooperation among member countries and strengthen governance to address global challenges, according to the Chinese government. The BRICS bloc is composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
President Michelle Temer assured this week at a press conference that he would not leave office, but the political climate due to the protests that spread throughout Brazil demanding the call for direct elections and the role of the Supreme Court and Congress can seal their Luck in the coming days.
EBC / LANA
Development Bank of Latin America to support Bi-oceanic railway
Luis Carranza, president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), conveyed his full support for the Bolivian government in regional integration projects, such as the bi-oceanic train to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Brazilian savanna unprotected, study finds
Illegal occupation of land, deforestation, and monitoring efforts were some of the problems detected during the three years of research by the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (FUNDAJ) in 14 of the country's Federal Conservation Units of Total Protection, located in the caatinga—a biome often referred to as the Brazilian savanna. A study entitled Atlas of the Caatingas, released this week, gathers in-depth data on both the land and the flora in each of the areas surveyed.
Rio's Museum of Tomorrow awarded in France
The Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, won the international MIPIM (International Market of Property Professionals) award for Most Innovative Green Building, beating out competitors in the UK, Sweden, and Germany. The result was announced in Cannes, France.