Following the impeachment of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, vice president Michel Temer took power. He pledged to dissolve the Ministry of Culture and combine parts of it with the Ministry of Education. Although Temer eventually backtracked, the initial call drew the ire of artists. AFP reported filmmakers, musicians, and individuals
Next Cold War Roundup 4/22/16 Pres. Obama traveled to Germany, Saudi Arabia and the UK. In the UK he urged Britons not to Brexit. The Saudi visit revolved around keeping the Saudis in line to maintain the oil price war and other war planning in the Middle East region. Russian
An operating license for the Belo Monte Dam has been approved despite evidence the project may harm the lives and health of indigenous communities.