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Latin America Correspondent — Globe and Mail
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Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia and Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, failed trapeze artist

With the Rio Olympics looming, Brazilians are in no mood to celebrate — Brazil has never been much of an Olympic power - there is really only room for soccer in this country's sporting heart - but when Rio won the Games seven years ago, there was anticipation that, at least, this would be an opportunity for a rising superpower to show off.

‘Coup’ bid, misogyny behind impeachment attempt, Rousseff says — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she is aghast that the country's political climate has deteriorated to the point that members of Congress can openly praise torturers and dictatorship, and she says her opponents are waging a campaign to seize power without facing voters at the polls, one she vows will not succeed.

Power shift under way in Brazil as lawmakers vote to impeach Rousseff — While members of Brazil's lower house of Congress lined up Sunday night to vote, one by one, on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, many of those in favour posed for pictures on the floor of the house wrapped in the national flag.

Brazil's congress votes in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff — Brazil's Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday night, in a raucous six-hour session that capped a week of marathon debates. Rousseff's opponents reached the 342-vote mark needed to send her impeachment to the Senate for trial.

Promises traded as Brazil readies for Rousseff impeachment vote — Members of Brazil's lower house of Congress are assembling now in preparation for a vote on the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff, while tens of thousand of protesters gather on the esplande outside. Ms. Rousseff faces impeachment for allegedly fudging state accounting to cover a budget shortfall.

Unforgotten in Mexico: Searchers of Iguala dig for answers about lost loved ones — Photography by Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective for The Globe and Mail There was a moment, well into the still heat of mid-morning, when one of the searchers found something: a crumpled sleeve crusted in the earth. She gave a shout, and began to gouge at it with the stick she carried, until she could lift the stained half of a pale cotton jacket from the ground.

Brazil’s Rousseff accuses VP of trying to overthrow her — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accused her vice-president, Michel Temer, of illegally attempting to overthrow her government. Mr. Temer stands poised to replace Ms. Rousseff in the event the lower house of Congress votes to impeach her in a few days.

Brazilian commission votes in favour of impeaching Rousseff — A commission considering impeachment charges against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has voted 38 to 27 in favour of accepting them, which sends the question to the full lower house of Congress for a vote in the coming days. The decision deals a blow to the beleaguered Brazilian President and complicates the country's fraught political state.

Prominent Brazilian magazine publishes scathing critique of Justin Trudeau — Apparently unfamiliar with that adage about people who live in glass houses, a prominent Brazilian magazine has published a blistering critique of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The column is headlined "Justin Trudeau is adorable, but exceedingly ordinary: Everything is wrong with Canada's Prime Minister - except his looks."

Brazil's turmoil deepens as judge orders impeachment proceedings for VP — A Brazilian Federal Supreme Court justice on Tuesday ordered Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, deepening a political crisis and uncertainty over leadership of Latin America's largest country. Justice Marco Aurelio Mello told the lower house to convene a special committee to consider the ouster of Temer over charges he helped doctor budget accounting as part of President Dilma Rousseff's administration.
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