Democracy under attack in Brazil: Five questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military

Thousands of far-right supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country’s Congress, Supreme Court and presidential palace on Jan. 8, 2023. In images similar to those from the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, demonstrators were seen overwhelming and beating police while breaching the security perimeter of the buildings.

Authorities seek to punish pro-Bolsonaro rioters

Brazilian authorities were picking up pieces and investigating today (Monday) after thousands of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace then trashed the nation's highest

City center filled with tourists in long-awaited reopening

The city is bustling: touristic places are filled with visitors, traffic jams occupy the central district, and long queues are being observed at taxi stands as

New Barra transport hub showing construction flaws

The new Barra transport hub, which commenced operation approximately one month ago, is showing signs of construction flaws, namely in its pavement, several media reports

Black Bears take first win in ABL invitational

The Macau Black Bears have won their first match of the 2023 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) invitational tournament, beating the Cooly Bangkok Tigers on Sunday

Q422 consumer confidence runs below passing grade

Despite a 13% rise from the third quarter last year, the fourth quarter’s Consumer Confidence Index was 77.56 out of 200, which is below the passing

Gov’t scraps health codes

The government has announced that the Macao Health Code, which has been a requirement in the majority of public and private sits in the past three years

Construction trade calls for more details on land auction

  Recently, the trade, represented by six industry associations, formed a concern group and held a press conference to amplify their voices. Wong Kuok Kei, deputy

Classes resume today, RAT required at least until CNY

The classes at non-tertiary education levels in Macau will resume today after an extended interruption for the Christmas and New Year holidays due to fears of a

Travelers rush to take advantage of China reopening

After years of separation from his wife in mainland China, Hong Kong resident Cheung Seng-bun made sure to be among the first in line following the

Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases

Thousands of Catholic devotees, many donning protective masks and bearing candles, joined a night procession through downtown Manila early yesterday to venerate a centuries-old black statue of

Seoul: Kim’s daughter reveal hints at prolonged family rule

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s disclosure of his daughter in recent public events was likely an attempt to show his people that one of his

Big week for US-Mexico ties going into North American summit

It’s been a big week last week for U.S.-Mexico relations, and that was even before President Joe Biden becomes the first U.S. leader to visit Mexico in

1986 Heseltine quits over Westland

The Defence Secretary, Michael Heseltine, has resigned from his Cabinet job in a row with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the Westland affair. Mr Heseltine

Team USA beats Italy to win inaugural United Cup

The United States claimed the inaugural United Cup yesterday in convincing fashion with an overpowering display over Italy in the final of the mixed teams event.

Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oils were the highest on record last year even after falling for nine months in a row, the U.N.

Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

The public school district in Seattle has filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for

New COVID protocol science-based response to current epidemic situation

China released the 10th edition of its diagnosis and treatment protocol for COVID-19 on Saturday, the first of its kind since the country announced that it will be

Monday, January 9, 2023 – edition no. 4164

  * Day Zero — After three years of Covid closure, Sunday was ‘day zero’ of reopening, leading to a surge of tourists as gov’t puts an end to health QR codes *

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