If the court votes to scrap the election result, Michel Temer — who took over only last year when Dilma Rousseff was impeached — would himself risk losing his office, forcing Brazil's Congress to pick an interim president.
Little over eight months since they impeached their last president, now Brazil's Michel Temer is facing demands for impeachment and new elections amid a scandal around alleged illicit payments to a jailed politician.
Brazil is investing nearly a billion dollars in Cuba's new state-of-the art deep sea port and free trade zone. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Havana says both nations are planning for a time when Washington has lifted trade sanctions on the socialist nation.
The Catholic Church has long been under fire for covering up priests' sexual abuse of children, and for transferring perpetrators among parishes rather than turning them over to law enforcement. Now, GlobalPost investigates a new, international side to the scandal: The church has allowed priests facing credible sex abuse allegations in the United States and Europe to get a new start by relocating to poor parishes in South America.
Many women in Brazil want to deliver their babies by Cesarean section — for them, it is convenient, modern and clean. But others say they are forced into delivering their babies through surgery, in a country with one of the highest c-section rates in the world.
Brazil has a murder problem. It also has a gun problem. Both could get worse if some Brazilian lawmakers have their way. Rather than tighten responsible firearms legislation, the so-called Bullet Caucus wants to make weapons even more accessible and untraceable.