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Former Brazilian leaders Rousseff, Lula accused in fresh graft case

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The two former presidents are accused of receiving bribes through the state-owned oil company Petrobas

Brazil court opens session that could topple president

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:57 AM

If the 7 judge panel votes to scrap the election result Michel Temer – who took over only last year when Dilma Rousseff was impeached – would himself risk losing his office

SECURED. Police in riot gear stand guard in front of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 6, 2017, before a session on whether to invalidate the 2014 presidential election because of illegal campaign funding, in Brasilia, on June 6, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazilian president faces election court showdown

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:15 PM

An electoral tribunal is deciding whether abuse of power – principally the use of corrupt campaign money – fatally undermined the validity of the 2014 election in which Michel Temer was reelected vice president

IN DANGER? Brazil's President Michel Temer speaking at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 5, 2017. Beto Barata/Brazilian president office / AFP

Brazil election court eyes end to Temer's presidency

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The case in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal or TSE was long considered a slow burning sideshow to the manic developments in Brazil s corruption revelations which have now reached the top

In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Temer wins time in court battle over 2014 election validity

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:23 AM

At issue are allegations that when then president Dilma Rousseff ran for re election in 2014 with Michel Temer as her vice president their ticket was financed by undeclared funds or bribes

RELIEF. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil court to decide whether presidential vote was valid

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Deliberations begin on Tuesday April 4 and are scheduled to run through the week

Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the announcement of new funds for the school lunch program at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia on February 8, 2017. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Protesters say a huge investigation known as Operation Car Wash must not let up in intensity

A protester dressed as the Death stands by portraits of former President Lula da Silva (R) and Senator Aecio Neves during a rally against corruption at the Esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia,on March 26, 2017.  Popular movements have called for demonstrations in all Brazilian capitals against political attempts to curb corruption investigations, as the scandal in the State Oil Petrobras and the bribes paid by large construction companies for political parties.  / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

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Feb 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return

Feb 19, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Rousseff: I will not run for president again But I will never give up politics

Former Brazilian President (2011-2016) Dilma Rousseff speaks with Agence France-Presse during an interview in Brasilia on February 17, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

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Dec 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

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Brazil courts probe bribe allegation against president

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Lawyers for President Michel Temer s predecessor Dilma Rousseff this week presented in a court filing a check paid to Temer s PMDB party in 2014 as an electoral campaign donation

PROBE. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the launching ceremony of the "Reform Card" -a credit card for low-income families-, as part of a program to improve the housing conditions in irregular settlements, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 9, 2016. File photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil arrests top lawmaker behind Rousseff impeachment – police

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:28 AM

Brazilian police arrest Eduardo Cunha – the architect of former president Dilma Rousseff s impeachment – in connection with corruption charges

The former president of Brazil's lower house Eduardo Cunha (C) during a session in the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia on September 12, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

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Sep 07, 2016 - 11:51 AM

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Brazil's Rousseff leaves presidential palace for good

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Symbolically marking the end of an era of 13 years in power for the leftist Workers Party Rousseff stepped out of the Alvorada Palace and into the blazing Brasilia sunshine

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff greets supporters at her departure from the Palacio Alvorada, the government palace, in Brasilia, to travel to her home in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, on September 6, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

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Sep 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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Brazil has 'turned a page': new President Temer

Sep 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Even though we suffered from political and economic upheaval as well as economic downturn this page has been turned Brazil s new leader Michel Temer says

BRAZIL'S NEW LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Brazil's President Michel Temer during their meeting at the West lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang Province on September 2, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5. IWASAKI MINORU / POOL / AFP

Brazil's Rousseff lodges impeachment appeal – lawyer

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The appeal filed by Rousseff s lawyer Jose Eduardo Cardozo demands the immediate suspension of the effects of the Senate decision

IMPEACHMENT APPEAL. Brazilian soldiers lower the flag of the presidency at the entrance of the Alvorada Palace, presidential residence on September 1, 2016 in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

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Sep 01, 2016 - 7:58 PM

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Brazil's Rousseff loses palace – but life goes on

Sep 01, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Rousseff will have to rediscover life without the presidential plane and an army of secretaries advisors cooks and guards along with other perks that come with governing the country of 206 million people

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff is pictured at the Alvorada presidential palace in Brasilia after she was stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote on August 31, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

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Sep 01, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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Venezuela, Brazil withdraw envoys after Rousseff removal

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The leftist governments of Ecuador and Bolivia also recalled their diplomats from Brasilia

President Michel Temer takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff impeached from presidency

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:02 PM

UPDATED Brazil s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country s presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday August 31 and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer shifting Latin America s biggest economy sharply to the right

OUT. Brazil's Dilma Rousseff speaks at the Alvorada presidential palace in Brasilia after she was stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote on August 31, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil senators inch toward Rousseff impeachment vote

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Lawyers on both sides of the impeachment trial dividing Brazil made impassioned closing arguments followed by final speeches from senators

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff listens to questions during her impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. Evaristo Sa/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 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

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Aug 27, 2016 - 8:18 AM

Lula s lawyer brands it a politically motivated move

EMBATTLED. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, Brazil, March 9, 2016. File photo by Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

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 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 top court rejects Rousseff request to annul impeachment session

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The impeachment trial of the suspended Brazilian president begins Thursday August 25

Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff gestures during a rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 23, 2016. Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff enters her final battle to win back power on Thursday, when senators open an impeachment trial expected to remove her from office for good. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel Schincariol

What went wrong in Brazil?

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Brazil was an emerging global superstar Then it all came crashing down

ORDER AND PROGRESS? Hundreds of people hold a protest against suspended president Dilma Rousseff outside the National Congress in Brasilia, on July 31, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 AM

During a trial expected to last several days the former Marxist guerrilla 68 will take the stand to defend herself against charges that she fiddled state accounts

A file picture dated May 13, 2016 shows suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaking during a press conference at the Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Antonio Lacerda/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'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

Impeachment trial looms for Brazil's beleaguered Rousseff

Aug 10, 2016 - 12:53 PM

UPDATED Brazil s Senate votes to hold an impeachment trial for the nation s suspended president Dilma Rousseff a process that could see her permanently removed from office

General view of the beginning of a session on the impeachment of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, August 9, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

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 impeachment drama crescendos on eve of Olympics

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Brazil s long running presidential impeachment drama starts to crescendo toward the finale this week just as the Rio Olympics sprints out of the starting blocks

Hundreds of people hold a protest against suspended president Dilma Rousseff outside the National Congress in Brasilia, on July 31, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazilians protest in Rio as city prepares for Olympics

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:21 AM

The political scandal surrounding President Dilma Rousseff has shaken Brazil s political and business establishment casting a shadow over the August 5 21 Olympic Games

'DILMA OUT.' People hold banners during a protest against suspended president Dilma Rousseff and former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 31, 2016. Tasso Marcelo/AFP

Brazil interim leader says he's ready to be booed at Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Michel Temer: I have to fulfil my institutional responsibilities And I also understand the ex presidents are not going to be in attendance So the fun part is they can save all the boos just for the president

Brazil's acting president Michel Temer speaks during the inauguration of the Line 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 30, 2016. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff, Lula to boycott Olympic opening ceremony

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Their absence at the August 5 ceremony highlights the political crisis in Brazil

ALLIES. In this file photo, former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff attend Lula's swear in ceremony as chief of staff, in Brasilia on March 17, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

Jul 26, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Rousseff says she expects to be treated as number one I do not intend to take a secondary role in the Games in Rio

In this file photo, Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino (L) applauds as Brazilian President bust holds the Olympic torch at Planalto Palace in Brasilia following the flame's arrival in the country on May 3, 2016 ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Lula says Rousseff can escape impeachment

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Lula says Rousseff needs to secure support from a handful of extra senators to swing the vote

ALLIES. In this file photo, former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff attend Lula's swear in ceremony as chief of staff, in Brasilia on March 17, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff files defense as impeachment looms

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:24 AM

UPDATED Rousseff denies she had breached the constitution by fiddling government accounts

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

Brazil delays impeachment until after Olympics – report

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:56 PM

The final ruling on Rousseff s fate will take place on August 26 at the earliest

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

Rio declares financial 'calamity' ahead of Olympic Games

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Rio de Janeiro state is in financial straits due to the fall in global oil prices while Brazil overall is floundering through a deep recession

OLYMPIC VILLAGE. General view of buildings at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2016. Photo by Felipe Dana/EPA

3rd Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:45 PM

In an open letter tourism minister Henrique Eduardo Alves says he s stepping down to avoid creating problems for the government

ANOTHER RESIGNATION. In this file photo, then Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer (R) attends the inauguration ceremony for new Brazilian Minister of Tourism Henrique Eduardo Alves (L), at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, April 16, 2015. File photo by Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff wants new elections

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Rousseff: The only way to interrupt the mandate of a president is if the Brazilian people chooses to through a plebiscite

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

Rousseff called as witness in Brazil corruption case

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

In the decision by the investigating judge Sergio Moro Rousseff has been given the choice of either testifying before a judge or responding to questions in writing

WITNESS. The suspended president has been called as a defense witness in the corruption scandal. File photo

Brazil prosecutor wants arrest of Senate boss, ex-president – reports

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:49 PM

If reports in the main Brazilian newspapers are confirmed new doubts would be cast over the impeachment of Rousseff pushing Latin America s biggest economy into ever greater turmoil

RODRIGO JANOT. Brazil's Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot speaks during a session of the Supreme Court, in Brasilia, Brazil, May 5, 2015. File photo by Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil president urges economy reforms, slams 'psychological aggression'

May 25, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Michel Temer is seeking to cement his authority in the face of multiple challenges on both the economic and political fronts

Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer (R) and Romero Juca, a former minister of planning, during a meeting held with allied party leaders in Congress to present Temer's economic measures at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 24, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP