Crashed plane carrying Brazilian football team ‘ran out of fuel’

Crashed plane carrying Brazilian football team ‘ran out of fuel’

The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian soccer team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot’s final words. The disaster on Monday night killed 71 people and sent shock waves round the global soccer world. Only six […]

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate early Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for the nation’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in favor, 21 against. The Senate suspended Rousseff, the South American […]

Lava Jato: Brazilian anti-corruption minister quits over secret recording

Lava Jato: Brazilian anti-corruption minister quits over secret recording

The reputation of Brazil’s new interim government has slipped from fragile to farcical after a minister tasked with fighting corruption was forced to resign over a secretly recorded conversation implicating him in a cover-up. Just 18 days after being installed as part of the new cabinet, Fabiano Silveira became the second minister to lose his […]

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]