News Update for Wednesday, October 10

Corruption Dominates Political Scenario

Source: Globo

Corruption continues dominating the scenario in Brasília, as Bonifácio de Andrada is expected to hand in his decision regarding Temer’s second indictment. His ruling will very likely be to discard the charges. Temer has said to be negotiating the creation of a new labor union tax (extinct under the labor reformation) to win over allies. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will judge cases involving Renan Calheiros, Maluf, and Eike Batista.

 

Catalonia

 

Source: The New York Times

 

The leader of Catalonia will speak to the regional Parliament today, possibly to declare independence from Spain. France, among other European countries, declared it will not recognize the independent state.

 

Fire in California

Source: The New York Times

Fast-moving wildfires have killed at least 10 people and forced the evacuation of up to 20,000 in Northern California. More than 1,500 buildings have been destroyed in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history. Hundreds of people have been admitted to hospital in several counties with fire-related injuries, especially smoke inhalation.

 

Iceland in Russia 2018

Source: The New York Times

Iceland became the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup by beating Kosovo 2-0 yesterday. Serbia also qualified for the second time after becoming an independent nation in 2006.

In South America, Brazil’s place has long been secured, and barring a catastrophe, Uruguay will be there too. Tonight, five teams, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Peru will dispute two automatic places plus a playoff spot against New Zealand.

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