Brazil’s elected leader, Dilma Rousseff, was brought down by a media boycott and businessmen who avoided paying taxes to harm the public purse, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, told the Entrevista program on RT Spanish.
RT: Thank you very much, Mr. President, for finding the time to meet with RT.

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A major pharmacy chain has started fingerprinting customers in Caracas, as Venezuela’s socialist government tries to halt smugglers and resellers from stocking up on scarce goods from toilet paper to medicines.

Venezuelans often spend hours in lines at stores and are furious at shoppers who scoop up items to resell on the thriving black market or in neighbouring Colombia for a hefty profit.

President Nicolás Maduro has vowed to crack down on the “bachaqueros” – a word derived from an ant that stings people and moves around leaves – and he argues fingerprinting will curb purchasing beyond permitted limits.

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The Conservative party is failing to stand up to energy companies because its election campaign is reliant on donations from the industry, the shadow Cabinet Office minister Jonathan Ashworth has said.

The Tories have taken donations worth more than £2.5m from the energy sector since the last election, leading them to “prioritise a privileged few”, according to Labour.

Ashworth’s comments come after the Conservatives attacked Labour plans to freeze energy bills within months of taking office.

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Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was indicted by a grand jury on 23 separate felony corruption charges Monday. The Republican leader was booked on the charges Monday afternoon and his trial is scheduled to start October 27th. Hubbard is accused of using his office for personal gain and soliciting money and other valuables from others. The investigation into Hubbard has also led to two other Republicans being charged with crimes. State Rep. Greg Wren has already pleaded guilty a misdemeanor charge and has resigned from office.

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MOSCOW, October 11 (RIA Novosti) – The National Security Agency (NSA) has been infiltrating foreign networks to acquire sensitive data using a system code-named SENTRY EAGLE, The Intercept reported Saturday.

“The facts contained in this program [SENTRY EAGLE] constitute a combination of the greatest number of highly sensitive facts related to the NSA/CSS’s [Central Security Service] overall cryptologic mission,” one of the leaked documents obtained by The Intercept stated.

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