As President Dilma Rousseff takes the stand in her defense during her impeachment trial in Brazil (for corruption), Americans might be heartened to learn not all the crooks are in Washington.
When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro allowed his citizens to travel to Colombia, thousands of Venezuelans crossed the border to buy what they could because socialist price and food controls in their country are causing severe shortages and starvation.
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.
Despite waging a brutal terrorist war on the people of Colombia that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over 50 years, the Marxist narco-terrorist group known as the FARC is making out like bandits in an Obama-backed “peace” deal with the Colombian government.
Most Olympic games turn out to be massive public works projects, with little to show for the taxpayers' money. Rio 2016 appears likely to continue the trend.