Brazil / by Lewis McKinnon

The impeachment vote in Brazil’s lower house received a two-thirds majority, therefore moving the process to the Senate. President Dilma Rousseff signed the Paris climate change agreement, subsequently committing to reduce, by 2030, Brazil’s emissions by 43 per cent from 2005 levels. The released Panama Papers implicated the lower house leader, Eduardo Cunha; however, other domestic political matters are predicted to take precedence. Brazil’s intelligence agency authenticated a threat from the terrorist group, UOL Noticias. Brazil’s Parliamentary Commission on Cybercrime (CPICIBER) proposed new cybercrime bills; the report will be sent to the lower house of Congress on 3 May. Brazil repatriated $125 million of funds siphoned to foreign bank accounts by corrupt politicians and executives. In the midst of an economic crisis, the energy sector faces oil reform. Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. started construction on a wind farm in the state of Bahia.