Brazil impeachment - updates

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Sep 01, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:09 AM

Tension is building ahead of Monday when suspended president Dilma Rousseff will take the stand for the first time and face her accusers

WITNESS. Brazil's former Economy Minister Nelson Barbosa testifies as defense witness during the third day of the Senate impeachment trial of Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the National Congress in Brasilia on August 27, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Rousseff defense begins in rowdy Brazil impeachment trial

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:00 AM

3rd UPDATE On Monday August 29 Rousseff herself will testify in a keenly awaited piece of political theater

UNDER FIRE. The impeachment trial of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has been launched on August 25, 2016. File photo

Brazil's Rousseff doomed to impeachment – analysts

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:01 AM

An analyst says the bigger surprise would be if she managed to turn the process around

DILMA ROUSSEFF. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks in Brasilia, Brazil, March 16, 2015. Fie photo by Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

New era for Brazil as Rousseff cedes power to Temer

May 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

It is urgent to restore peace and unite Brazil says interim president Michel Temer

'NEW ERA.' Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer (R) attends an inauguration ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil, May 12, 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff flies to US amid impeachment battle

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:49 PM

A government official says Rousseff s speech would include one sentence about the political crisis back home

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

Brazil's impeachment problem: accusers are also accused

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:54 PM

The Brazilian president faces impeachment charges but many of the people calling for her removal are themselves accused of crimes

epaselect epa05260686 A general view over a session of teh Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil, 15 April 2016. Brazil's Supreme Court dealt President Dilma Rousseff a major setback in her bid to remain in power by ruling early 15 April that an impeachment vote can take place this weekend in the lower house of Congress, where her opponents appear to have assembled the two-thirds majority needed to send the proceedings to the Senate. The lower house is scheduled to vote 17 April on the impeachment resolution. EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA JR

Brazil lawmakers open key debate on Rousseff impeachment

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The struggle transfixes Latin America s biggest country where the crisis deep recession and a giant corruption scandal overshadow preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August

FACING IMPEACHMENT. A file picture dated 18 November 2015 shows Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaking during the opening of the Second Global High Level Conference on Road Safety, in Brasilia, Brazil. File photo by Fernando Bizerra Jr./EPA

Brazil Supreme Court majority rejects move to stop impeachment

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Justices refuse a request for an injunction against the impeachment proceedings

IMPEACHMENT CASE. A file photo dated March 22, 2016 shows Brazil President Dilma Rousseff waving during a meeting with lawyers in Brasilia, Brazil. File photo by Fernando Bizarro Jr./EPA

Brazil's president defies impeachment calls

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:02 PM

I am not going to fall No I won t go she says

DEFIANT. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff. File photo