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Brazil's Lula defiant after corruption trial

May 11, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Brazil s media talked up the court session as a showdown between two of the most powerful men in Brazil

DEFIANT. A hand out picture released by Instituto Lula showing Brazil's former president (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters while arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior 'Lava Jato' (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. Ricardo Stuckert/Instituto Lula/AFP

Brazil's ex-president Lula faces corruption court

May 10, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 71 is accused of receiving a seaside apartment as a bribe in a much wider corruption scheme investigated by the so called Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politics

FACING CHARGES. Brazil's former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/File/AFP

Brazil's leftist Workers' Party slips in nationwide polls

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:24 AM

Brazilians want change as they struggle through a devastating recession and the fallout from a massive embezzlement and bribery scheme centered on prestigious state oil company Petrobras

A woman casts her vote during the municipal elections' first round, at a school in Sao Bernardo do Campo, 25 km south of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 2, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in Senate trial

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:24 AM

Rousseff to senators: I ve come to look your excellencies in the eye to say that I did not commit a crime

DEFENSE. Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff presents her final arguments in the impeachment process to the Senate, in Brasilia, Brazil, August 29, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff to face accusers in impeachment showdown

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Rousseff s testimony will come just hours before a final vote to decide her fate with everything pointing to her being convicted

General view of the Brazilian Senate during the impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, August 27, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:35 AM

If she is removed from office her former vice president turned rival Michel Temer will be sworn in to serve until 2018 shifting Brazil to the right after 13 years of leftist rule under Rousseff s Workers Party

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech during an event in Brasilia, Brazil, August 24, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED I am innocent Rousseff insists There is no injustice more devastating than to condemn an innocent person

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma meets with foreign correspondents at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia on June 14, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil Senate debates impeachment end game

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Suspended President Rousseff s opponents only need a simple majority of the 81 senators votes to open an impeachment trial

Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff (L) greets workers during her visit to the construction site in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 9, 2016. Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

May 12, 2016 - 9:14 AM

5th UPDATE A nearly 22 hour debate in the Senate closes with an overwhelming 55 22 vote against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Senators attend the Senate debate on a vote to suspend Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and start an impeachment trail against her, at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, May 11, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Families, friends divided over Brazil political crisis

May 11, 2016 - 7:45 PM

My son was making provocative comments on Facebook so I unfriended him says 54 year old Dayse Lima a supporter of President Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian 54-year-old public servant Dayse Lima (L) and her son Gustavo Franco, 26, talk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 4, 2016.  Dayse, a backer of President Dilma Rousseff and Gustavo, who supports her impeachment, are just a sample of the countless friends and relatives split by the deep crisis that affects the Brazilian society. / AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

May 07, 2016 - 4:50 AM

The special committee s decision was non binding but marked the last formal stage before the full Senate votes May 11 on whether to put the leftist leader on trial

VOTING RECORD. Senator Raimundo Lira, President of the Senate's Impeachment Special Committee against President Dilma Rousseff, poses in front of the result panel at the end of a voting session at the National Congress in Brasilia on May 6, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil high court suspends Rousseff impeachment architect

May 06, 2016 - 7:45 AM

The speaker of Brazil s lower house of Congress is the architect of the impeachment drive expected to force Rousseff to step aside from office on May 11

In this file photo, Brazilian Deputies Chamber president Eduardo Cunha leads a session of the Brazilian Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, March 3, 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

May 02, 2016 - 7:20 AM

The traditional Labor Day celebrations were dominated by anger at the impeachment drive described by Rousseff as a coup

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves at the crowd during a demonstration to mark International Workers' Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 1, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil Senate forms impeachment committee

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The Senate committee – comprising 21 of the 81 senators – is to debate Rousseff s fate for up to 10 working days before making a recommendation to the full upper house

ANGER IN BRASILIA. Activists supporting the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, on April 16, 2016. Beto Barata/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff vows long battle against impeachment

Apr 19, 2016 - 8:20 AM

Rousseff: I have strength spirit and courage I will not be beaten I will not be paralyzed I will continue to fight and I will fight as I did all my life

DEFIANT. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference in Brasilia, Brasil, April 18, 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Brazil lower house votes to impeach Rousseff

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:59 AM

UPDATED Brazil s lower house votes in favor of authorizing the Senate to start an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff plunging the deeply divided country into crisis

IMPEACHMENT WATCH. Hundreds of people demonstrate against President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil on April 17, 2016. Joel Rodrigues/EPA

Brazil president's fate on knife edge in impeachment vote

Apr 11, 2016 - 3:30 PM

A tense divided Brazil holds its breath and braces for disturbances on the streets

Picture taken on June 16, 2013 shows the National Congress Palace (Congresso Nacional) in the Brazilian federal capital of Brasilia, Brazil. Robert Ghement/EPA

Rousseff impeachment should go ahead – commission rep

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:28 AM

The decision means the opposition draws first blood just as an increasingly bitter battle to remove Brazil s first woman president from office gathers pace

DARK DAYS. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff waves during a meeting with lawyers in Brasilia, Brazil, 22 March 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil president faces key call in impeachment drive

Apr 06, 2016 - 3:44 PM

A congressional committee has wrapped up its preliminary sessions and will now hear lawmaker Jovair Arantes present his recommendation on whether congress should vote to open an impeachment trial

Picture taken on June 16, 2013 shows the National Congress Palace (Congresso Nacional) in the Brazilian federal capital of Brasilia, Brazil. Robert Ghement/EPA

Brazil president mounts final plea against impeachment

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:46 PM

UPDATED Attorney General Jose Eduardo Cardozo makes his final arguments before a congressional impeachment committee a clutch moment in a political crisis that has brought the government of Latin America s biggest economy to the brink of collapse

IN TROUBLE. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech in Brasilia, March 23, 2016. File photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

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 vows to 'never resign' over growing scandal

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:33 AM

The leftist leader accuses her opponents of seeking to stage a coup against democracy with impeachment proceedings and mass protests calling for her ouster

DARK DAYS. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff waves during a meeting with lawyers in Brasilia, Brazil, 22 March 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil's Lula hits back at 'intimidation' by judges

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Lawyers for Brazil s ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeals to the Supreme Court to annul a ruling blocking his appointment as cabinet chief

FIGHTING FORM Brazilian former President and Minister of Presidency (Chief of Staff) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) speaks to followers of the Partido de los Trabajadores party who demonstrate to show their support of the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 18, 2016. Sebasti„o Moreira/EPA

Rival protests ignite debate on race, class in Brazil

Mar 20, 2016 - 6:10 PM

The rival protests sweeping Brazil have exposes a demographic divide between President Dilma Rousseff s haters and backers igniting a national debate about race and class that is only increasing tensions

UNDER THE FLAG. Followers of the Partido de los Trabajadores party demonstrate to show their support of the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, March 18, 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff hit by explosive new accusations

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:21 AM

UPDATED Prosecutors say a senator charged in a huge graft investigation centered on state oil company Petrobras has accused President Dilma Rousseff of sending a powerful cabinet minister to try to buy his silence

In this file photo, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks in Brasilia, Brazil, March 16, 2015. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Rousseff in survival mode after historic Brazil protests

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:18 AM

The historic rebuff on the streets left Rousseff few options as another grueling week started with Congress geared up to relaunch stalled impeachment proceedings

EN MASSE. Demonstrators take part in a protest demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on March 13, 2016 in Curitiba, Brazil. Heuler Andrey/AFP

'Historic' crowds protest against Brazil's president

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:37 AM

UPDATED Some 3 million Brazilians enraged at corruption recession and demanding the removal of leftist President Dilma Rousseff demonstrate across Latin America s biggest nation

epa05209633 Protesters gather at the Praca da Liberdade in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 13 March 2016, to demand the dismissal of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The first demonstrations were reported in some cities in the north and northeast of the country where thousands of protesters demanded the 'end' of the government of Rousseff and expressed support for investigations into the corruption case at the state-run oil company Petrobras. EPA/PAULO FONSECA

Brazil's Rousseff fights for her political survival

Mar 08, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The path for Dilma Rousseff s political survival is getting narrower as she faces Congress the courts and street protests this week

PRESIDENCY IN PERIL? In this file photo, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during an event at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, March 2, 2016. Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil: Can the Workers’ Party surmount its current crisis?

Nov 04, 2015 - 12:55 PM

For some regaining the party’s early identity and vigor as an anti capitalist force linked to an insurgent labor movement and a dynamic civil society is the real answer to the PT’s troubles

PARTY IN CRISIS? Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) speaks during a meeting of the Workers Party's National Leadership in Brasilia on 29 October 2015. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Police accuse Joao Vaccari of being the Workers Party PT point man in a massive kickbacks scheme

A file picture dated 03 September 2010 shows an exterior view of the Brazilian state-owner oil company Petrobras' headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. EPA

Brazil's scandal-hit Rousseff unveils anti-graft plan

Mar 19, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Rousseff and her Workers Party have been tarnished by an investigation into a massive kickback scheme operated by the state oil giant Petrobras

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks in Brasilia, Brazil, 16 March 2015. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Rousseff pledges to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks in Brasilia, Brazil, 16 March 2015. Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5M across Brazil

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:46 AM

About 1 5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff who faces crises from a faltering economy to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras

A general view of thousands of people during a protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15 March 2015. Sebastiao Morera/EPA

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

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