Brazil’s Senate has voted 61-20 to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, finding her guilty of manipulating the country’s budget. Rousseff’s Vice President Michel Temer, who has been the country’s Interim President throughout the impeachment proceedings, will remain President until the end of his term on January 1, 2019. The ...

The Olympic Games have come to an end – without a major hitch – and now Brazil must once again face its internal issues: a political crisis threatening to oust suspended President Dilma Rousseff and an economy that has been on the downturn for quite some time. The Cipher Brief’s ...

The Olympic Games have been a nice distraction for Brazil but will leave the country with nothing gained – the negatives balancing out the positives – and needing to quickly refocus on its own political and economic misfortunes. “The affect of the Olympics is almost null,” Director-General of the Rio-based ...

With the Rio Olympics wrapping in just a few days, The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spoke with Director of Research at the Rio-based Igarapé Institute, Robert Muggah about what’s next for Brazil. TCB: When the Olympics end, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial begins. How do you see this ...

As the summer Olympics continue in Rio, Brazilian and international security forces are poised to stymie any terrorist plot that might threaten the games. According to Matt Levitt, former Treasury Department official and expert on Hezbollah, Brazilian counterterrorism officials intensified efforts to prevent a terrorist attack by arresting former Hezbollah ...

The Rio Olympics – which kicks off tonight with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium – is a missed opportunity for Brazil to assert itself on the world stage, experts and Brazilian natives tell The Cipher Brief. That being said, the expectations for the Games are so low that ...

The Olympic Games kick off today in Brazil – a country plagued by a political crisis and economic downturn. The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spoke to Andrea Murta, associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, about the stakes for Brazil. Murta, a Brazil native, says expectations ...

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – starting today – had the potential to boost Brazil’s international image. Director of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Brazil native, Paulo Sotero, tells The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder that this was always an exaggeration. However, he says the Games are somewhat ...