Rio De Janeiro -
Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials said Tuesday.
Cuban President Raul Castro urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to accelerate their countries' budding rapprochement Friday in a phone call, after Washington further eased restrictions on business and travel.
The Siena College Research Institute's survey of more than 230 presidential scholars ranked America's 43 presidents and found Franklin Roosevelt rising to the top spot and George W Bush falling to number 39.
University presidents and coaches have salaries escalating into the millions, while the faculty and students have "cut back" facilities and hiring freezes. This is the new University "elite" and even the I.R.S. doesn't like it.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush in the Cross Hall towards the East Room of the White House
White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
File photo: President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada