Brazilian Federal Police capture alleged Colombian drug trafficker

The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) captured this Wednesday in the city of Boa Vista, capital of the northern and Amazonian state of Roraima, the alleged Colombian drug trafficker “Marquitos Figueroa,” according to authorities. Marcos de Jesús Figueroa, alias...

Brazilians go to the polls to choose their president

More than 142 million Brazilians begun convened to vote the election day this Sunday divided between strong desire for change and a commitment to the continuity of the social achievements of the current government, which seeks reelection. Polling stations opened at 08H00 (11H00...

President Correa: “Visit to Brazil was successful”

President Rafael Correa on Thursday ended his three-day tour in Brazil and rated this as successful. “We conclude visit to Brazil. Highly successful. Great idea of Dilma (Rousseff, Brazilian president) Brics-Unasur summit. Multipolar world to achieve, we need to consolidate...

President Correa performs a visit in Brazil

President Rafael Correa arrived to Brazil to start his agenda of activities including the meeting with the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the visit to companies and projects in the South American country. At the time, Correa is in the San Jose dos Campos...

Brazil declares emergency in 126 municipalities due to heavy rains

The Brazilian government on Thursday declared a state of emergency in 126 municipalities of the state of Rio Grande do Sul due to heavy rains that have been lashing for weeks southern Brazil and causing flooding. More than 18 thousand 300 people were evacuated due to flooding,...

Riots and damage in Sao Paulo after defeat of the Brazilian team

At least 15 buses were torched in Sao Paulo and some fans were arrested in fights and riots after the defeat of the Brazilian team 7-1 against Germany in the semifinals of the World Cup Brazil 2014. In Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, the city where the match was held, some...

Brazil defeats a difficult Colombia and reaches semifinals

Brazil defeated Colombia 2-1 and is ready to play the World Cup semifinals against Germany. The Brazilians were better in the first half, but suffered a lot in the second. However, they have managed to get back to semifinals of a World Cup after 12 years. The scoreboard opened at...

Viaduct collapse in Belo Horizonte leaves 2 dead and 19 injured

The fall of a viaduct over several vehicles today in Belo Horizonte, capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, has so far left two people dead and 19 injured, two of them seriously injured,  official sources reported to EFE. The viaduct, which was under construction...