Posts Tagged South America

Brazil unveils $11 billion in ‘legacy’ budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth

In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo Uruguay's President Jose Mujica stands in a tractor on his flower farm on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth in 2014. Uruguay's president has been labeled “the poorest president in the world,” but his sworn declaration in 2014 shows a 74 percent increase since 2012. He says that’s because didn’t put his money, about $104,000, in bank accounts until recently. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay’s leader didn’t previously declare.

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Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

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Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener

A general view of the still unfinished Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The stadium that will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, will hold nearly 70,000 people in the opener, but after the World Cup its capacity will be reduced to about 45,000. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Corinthians says it has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months.

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Rio 2016 Olympic crisis: 5 things to know

Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The labor dispute centers around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Blame it on Rio.

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