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Stephanie Nolen

Rio de Janeiro
Latin America Correspondent — Globe and Mail

Brazil-based Latin America Correspondent for Canada's @GlobeandMail, former corro in South Asia & Africa, author of 28 Stories of AIDS, failed trapeze artist

Rousseff impeachment trial to hear closing arguments — The impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff entered its fifth day in the Senate on Tuesday with closing arguments by her defense and accusers, who are seeking to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules. Rousseff was cross-examined by senators for more than 14 hours on Monday.

In passionate Senate address, Rousseff condemns trial as threat to democracy — Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear.

Brazil’s Rousseff plans last swipe at rivals before impeachment vote — Dilma Rousseff will address Brazil's senate on Monday, in what seems certain to be the last address of her presidency, and tell those who intend to oust her that they are imperilling this country's democratic institutions. "This will be a dialogue between Dilma and Brazilian history," said Pedro Serrano, a constitutional law expert at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo.

The party in Rio is over. Now what? — Despite missed opportunities and warnings of impending doom, the Rio Olympics were a surprising success - a success just as surprising to Brazilians as to the rest of the world.

Tough women, tough sports: Engendering change in the way Brazil treats girls’ athletics — On the third night of the Summer Games, my kids came bursting in the door of our house in Rio. They had been at a stadium in the outer reaches of the city with their father, to watch the finals in the women's Olympic Rugby Sevens tournament.

Budget shortfall forces major Paralympics cutbacks — Paralympics organizers will combine venues, reduce the number of seats at competitions and run the event with a trimmed-down staff in order to stage the Games on a significantly reduced budget. But Rio2016, the local organizing committee, will not say how big the budget shortfall is or how the event came to be facing such a critical financial situation just 19 days before the Games begin on Sept.

IPC worries Rio has run out of money ahead of Paralympic Games — The International Paralympic Committee is raising serious concerns about Rio's ability to host the Paralympic Games, even as the city lurches toward the end of Olympics that have so far been successfully largely by dint of the disasters which were averted.

Win or lose, South Africa’s Caster Semenya prepares for controversy — South Africa's Caster Semenya begins competing in the women's 800-metre qualifying rounds on Wednesday. There is widespread expectation the runner may win a gold medal and break the world record at this distance.

After world record in 400m, van Niekerk’s race makes him a different kind of hero for South Africa — A great many South Africans stayed up until 2 a.m. on Monday to watch Cape Town sprinter Wayde van Niekerk run 400 metres around a Rio track on his way to a world record and a gold medal. His epic win was a burst of good news in a country that has ...

A triple whammy: Estonian triplets looking to boost nation’s profile in Rio — When Leila Luik crossed the finish line in Rio, 114th in the women's marathon, her two sisters were there to wrap her in the blue-and-white Estonian flag and put their teary faces together. But it wasn't the finish that the first-ever triplets to compete in the Olympics had envisioned.
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Aug 30, 2016

RT @annaedge4: Temer official agenda: Despachos internos Temer unofficial agenda: be sworn in as president, cabinet meeting, fly to China for G-20

Aug 30, 2016

Update from the frontlines of the apparently unending Senate trial of @dilmabr, on speeches by senators: 

Aug 30, 2016

RT @annaedge4: We're on Senator #33 of 66 signed up to speak. Halfway through. Eunicio Oliveira speaking now. #Brazil #impeachment

Aug 30, 2016

RT @adelesmith100: Corruption, Corruption, Corruption: 3 men in line for presidency accused of...Corruption #Brazil 

Aug 30, 2016

Writer @macbarnett spoke at my kids' school today, left them starry-eyed w hero-worship over tales of pranking pal- car full of pumpkins etc

Aug 30, 2016

Remarkable summary of how @sobeys, Canada's 2nd largest grocer, repeatedly doubled down on racial profiling 

Aug 30, 2016

@adowniebrazil @alexcuadros I WAS WEEPING! by hour 7. Sobbing, Please make it end. No idea how Dilma survived without disemboweling someone

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