Brazilian impeachment trial begins

By: Aaron Robinson ~Staff Writer~ Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was dislodged, but not yet removed, from office after an impeachment trial was called as a result of allegations regarding the breaking of budget rules. Rousseff is accused of taking illegal state loans in order to repair holes in the country’s budget. The charge was brought to the attention of Brazil’s Senate by political rivals in the far-right party, which President Rousseff called a “coup d’état” against the left-winged Worker’s Party. Her main political rival is the former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, who is also the head of the … Continue reading Brazilian impeachment trial begins

Insiders look: Men’s basketball team takes a trip to Brazil

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s basketball team traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer in early August to compete in four exhibition games against local Brazilian clubs, take a part in a three-credit hour course and enjoy some sightseeing around the country. The team finished a perfect 4-0 on the trip, starting with a 99-68 win over Flamengo, in which a strong second half propeled Xavier to an overwhelming win. Notable performances in the game included a double-double from junior James Farr, who scored 12 points and led the team with 14 rebounds. Freshman JP Macura … Continue reading Insiders look: Men’s basketball team takes a trip to Brazil