Brazil’s upper house, following 16 hours of speeches and rancorous debate, voted 59-21 to begin the impeachment trial of the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff.

With reports of dead bodies and excrement floating in the water, the threat of Zika, and the Russian doping scandal, the Rio Olympics appears the Frankenstein of athletic events. And now Rio seems dopey in another way: Owing to political correctness, a runner with, reportedly, no uterus or ovaries but internal testes will be allowed to compete with women.

If Venezuela’s Marxist dictator, President Nicolas Maduro, can remain in power until January 10, 2017, staving off a recall referendum, then he will remain the country’s leader for the foreseeable future because he controls all aspects of the political machine. 

Brazilians aren't buying that the Rio Olympic Games will bring them financial gains; instead, they believe the country will suffer financial losses.

In Venezuela, now a military dictatorship, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino is in charge of enforcing price controls and distributing what's left of products supplied by the crippled economy.

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