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Corruption probe requested against Brazil opposition leader Neves

May 03, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot wants to investigate Neves over allegations he took bribes from a corruption scheme at a state electric company

Aecio Neves in Lisbon, Portugal, March 31, 2016. Mario Cruz/EPA

Rousseff left clinging to power as Brazil coalition collapses

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is left scrambling for votes to save her presidency in a looming impeachment showdown after her main coalition partner walks out of the government

CUTTING TIES. (L-R) President of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, Brazilian Senator Romero Juca and Former Minister of Civil Aviation of Brazil, Eliseu Padilha, participate in a Brazilian Democratic Movement Party meeting in order to celebrate the breakup with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff after declaring itself independent from the Government, at the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, March 29, 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Brazil's Rousseff faces coalition collapse

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:45 AM

UPDATED Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff could see her coalition disintegrate this week amid a political crisis that threatens to topple her government

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech in Brasilia, March 23, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Rousseff calls for 'unity, dialogue' after Brazil win

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:03 AM

UPDATED Rousseff who had 51 45 of the vote with 98 of ballots counted is declared the run off winner

ROUSEFF WINS. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gives a thumbs up shortly after voting at a polling station in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 26 October 2014. Neco Varella/EPA

Divided Brazil votes for next president

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:02 AM

It s President Dilma Rousseff vs Brazilian Social Democracy Party presidential bet Aecio Neves

FINAL DEBATE. President Dilma Rousseff (R) and Brazilian Social Democracy Party presidential bet Aecio Neves shake hands before the start of a television debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 2014. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Brazil poll rivals clash over corruption claim

Oct 25, 2014 - 1:53 PM

The last debate between incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves before Sunday s run off election was heated from the start

FINAL DEBATE. President Dilma Rousseff (R) and Brazilian Social Democracy Party presidential bet Aecio Neves shake hands before the start of a television debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 2014. Christophe Simon/AFP

Rousseff leads by whisker in latest Brazil polls

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:38 AM

The polls by Datafolha and MDA consulting saw Rousseff just edging ahead for the first time since the October 5 first round

FINAL SHOWDOWN. Brazilian presidential candidates, incumbent Dilma Rousseff (L, taken in Brasilia, 7 Oct 2014) and Aecio Neves (R, taken in Sao Paulo, 6 Oct 2014). AFP/Evaristo Sa/Nelsn Almeida

Brazil elections: Rousseff, Neves gear up for final vote

Oct 19, 2014 - 10:50 AM

The contest has developed into the closest fought in a generation as Neves scion of a political dynasty looks to unseat Rousseff whose Workers Party PT has been in power for 12 years

Dilma Rousseff (L, taken in Brasilia, 7 Oct 2014) and Aecio Neves (R, taken in Sao Paulo, 6 Oct 2014). AFP/Evaristo Sa/Nelsn Almeida

Brazil's Neves wins Silva endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Rousseff and Neves are battling to run Latin America s largest country of 202 million which is also the world s seventh largest economy

Aecio Neves during an election campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 09 October 2014. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil President Rousseff trailing in latest poll

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Neves who upset predictions to eliminate environmentalist and early front runner Marina Silva in Sunday s first round was polling 46 to 44 for Rousseff according to polls

Presidential candidate for the Brazilian Workers' Party and current President Dilma Rousseff (R) greets Brazilian Social Democracy Party candidate Aecio Neves before a television debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 26, 2014. Rousseff and Neves will face on October 26 run-off. Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Beaten Silva party backs Brazil challenger Neves

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:49 AM

The national executive committee of Silva s Socialist Party PSB cast 21 votes in favor of Neves against one for Rousseff and 7 for a neutral stance during a meeting in Brasilia

Brazil's presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), Aecio Neves, attends a campaign meeting with female supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 17, 2014. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Incumbent Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil run-off

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:29 AM

UPDATED With nearly all ballots counted the leftist incumbent has 42 of the vote to 34 for business world favorite Neves who fended off the once unstoppable looking Silva to reach the October 26 run off

THREE-WAY RACE. The three leading candidates in the Brazil election (L-R): Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, and Aecio Neves. Silva photo by Percio Campos/EPA; Rousseff, Neves photos by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil votes for next president after dramatic campaign

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The telenovela like drama of the race – a candidate s death in a fiery plane crash a poor maid s rise to the cusp of the presidency a seedy oil scandal – continued down to the wire; Some 142 8 million voters will cast their ballots in the polls

THREE-WAY RACE. The three leading candidates in the Brazil election (L-R): Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, and Aecio Neves. Silva photo by Percio Campos/EPA; Rousseff, Neves photos by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Race to reach Brazil runoff vote goes down to wire

Oct 05, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Silva who once looked set to become Brazil s first black president has slipped behind Aecio Neves for the first time

In this file photo, Brazilian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Socialist Party (PSB) Eduardo Campos (L) and Marina Silva (R) speak during their candidacy pre-launch ceremony in Brasilia on April 14, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Marina Silva drops to third in last Brazil opinion poll

Oct 04, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The final poll by the National Transport Confederation gives President Dilma Rousseff 40 6 with Social Democrat Aecio Neves on 24 and popular environmentalist Marina Silva on 21 4

THIRD. In this file photo, Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), gestures as she speaks during her campaign event in Recife, Brazil, September 29, 2014. Percio Campos/EPA

Rising Rousseff ramps up Brazil election offensive

Sep 30, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Rousseff came out fighting against her main rival environmentalist Marina Silva in the next to last debate before Sunday s October 5 first round of voting

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves during a campaign rally in Sao Paulo Brazil on September 29, 2014. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil incumbent goes on offensive in presidential debate

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:20 AM

In the second debate between the main candidates ahead of the October 5 first round vote Dilma Rousseff sought to come off the ropes three days after Brazil entered recession

Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff of Partido de los Trabajadores (PT), Eduardo Jorge, of Partido Verde (PV), Luciana Genro, of Partido Socialismo y Libertad (PSOL), Aecio Neves of Social Democracia Brasilena (PSDB), Marina Silva of Partido Socialista Brasileno (PSB), Everaldo Pereira of Partido Social Cristiano (PSC) and Levy Fidelix of partido Renovador Laborista Brasileno (PRTB), prior to the televised presidential candidates' debate ahead of the 05 October presidential elections in the country, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01 September 2014. EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Eduardo Campos s death has radically transformed the outlook for the October vote possibly setting up Marina Silva to unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in a runoff

In this file photo, Brazilian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Socialist Party (PSB) Eduardo Campos (L) and Marina Silva (R) speak during their candidacy pre-launch ceremony in Brasilia on April 14, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death – poll

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Marina Silva was the late Eduardo Campos s vice presidential running mate and is widely expected to be chosen to replace him at the top of the ticket

In this file photo, Brazilian presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Socialist Party (PSB) Eduardo Campos (L) and Marina Silva (R) speak during their candidacy pre-launch ceremony in Brasilia on April 14, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:47 AM

UPDATED Eduardo Campos 49 died when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather on Wednesday August 13

GOODBYE. The family of late presidential candidate Eduardo Campos react during his veiling ceremony at Palacio das Princesas, headquarters of state Government of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, 17 August 2014. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Aug 13, 2014 - 11:56 PM

UPDATED Campos a 49 year old socialist who had been running third in opinion polls for the October election was flying to Sao Paulo to record a TV segment when his Cessna 560XL came down

PLANE CRASH FATALITY. A file photo dated 30 July 2014 shows Brazilian presidential candidate of Partido Socialista party Eduardo Campos during an event at National Confederation of Industry in Brasilia, Brazil. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Economic worries trounce World Cup shame in Brazil election

Jul 10, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Analysts say President Dilma Rousseff s hopes of re election in October will depend on how voters feel about their wallets not a football match

ELECTION HORROR AHEAD? In this photo, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C) reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12 June 2014. Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Brazil launches election campaign amid World Cup fever

Jul 07, 2014 - 9:24 AM

The continent sized nation of 200 million – currently hosting the world s biggest sporting event – will hold elections for the presidency Congress state governorships and state legislatures in October

SEEKING SECOND TERM. In this file photo, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on June 16, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP