Itaquerao Stadium

Caixa Econômica lent Odebrecht at least $109 mi to finish stadium

Brazilian state-controlled lender Caixa Econômica Federal loaned at least 350 million reais ($109 million) to Odebrecht SA in 2014 to help the engineering conglomerate, currently caught up in a massive corruption scandal, complete the...
Anti - Donald Trump campaign in Copenhagen

Danish anti-Trump campaigns target American voters

On Wednesday, at least one of the 1-A buses in the Danish capital was wrapped in an advertisement from the Socialist People’s Party (SF) reading ‘Americans Abroad: Vote’. Just who SF wants the Americans...
Brazil's President Michel Temer talks to the journalists during an impromptu news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil court delays ruling in case that could unseat President Temer

Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday decided to hear new witnesses in an illegal campaign financing case that could remove President Michel Temer from office, delaying any verdict in the trial until at least...
Police clash protesters in Copenhagen.

Migrant chaos sparks clashes between police and protestors in Denmark

Clashes over immigration have erupted between police and two opposing protest groups in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, and resulted in the arrests of 11 people, local media reports. The street demonstration by the group “Patriotic...
Immigrants in Denmark

Integration In Denmark Is An Overrated Subject

Recently, a major Danish media vehicle hired a Syrian refugee as an intern and started a discussion about ‘How to make it in Denmark’. My impression was that the goal of its series of...
Anti-corruption protests

Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’

Judge Edson Fachin unveiled his extensive list on Tuesday, after much speculation in the country's media. It includes almost a third of President Michel Temer's cabinet and Rio de Janeiro's mayor during the Olympics. The...
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva is facing two separate trials

Brazil politicians linked to Petrobras scandal draft bills for ‘self-preservation’

Politicians suspected of profiting from Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption scandal are drafting legislation aimed at letting themselves off the hook, according to the the country’s chief prosecutor. The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, said he feared Brazil might repeat the...
Denmark border control

Denmark extends border controls into 2017

The measures will now be in place until February 12th, 2017. Denmark’s extension follows similar moves by Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway and comes after the European Commission gave its approval for the five countries who...
Mr Temer made the announcement at a Sunday afternoon press conference alongside the speakers of both houses of Congress

Brazil President Temer ‘will block’ controversial bribe amnesty

Brazilians have protested in recent weeks against the measure. The proposal comes amid a major corruption investigation at the state oil company, Petrobras. Mr Temer took office in May promising to tackle corruption, following the impeachment...
Congresso Nacional, Brazil's lower house of Congress in action.

Brazil lawmakers water down fiscal austerity deal with states

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Tuesday removed many of the fiscal austerity commitments that cash-strapped states had agreed to in exchange for debt relief, once again derailing government efforts to enforce fiscal discipline...
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