Rousseff impeachment - updates

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Sep 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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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 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

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 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

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

New president, same crises in Brazil

May 12, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Political analysts say it will be rough sailing for Brazil s interim president Michel Temer who takes over following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff

epa05301010 (FILE) A file picture dated on 07 August 2014 shows Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer during the ceremony of investiture of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Bogota, Colombia. Michel Temer will take over the position of Brazilian President for the next 180 days as the Brazilian Senate on early 12 May 2016 voted to suspend Rousseff from power as she stands an impeachment trial. Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on 17 April in favor of impeaching Rousseff for allegedly manipulating budget figures to minimize the deficit. Rousseff denies the allegations, insisting the impeachment process is a coup against her. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

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's people will 'prevent setbacks' to democracy – Rousseff at UN

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

I am a victim of a totally unfounded process says President Dilma Rousseff

UN SPEECH. Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian President, speaks during the opening ceremony of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, April 22, 2016. Photo by Andrew Gombert/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 in crisis as impeachment fight speeds up

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Enemies of the 68 year old leftist leader say they would rush to the Senate to launch an impeachment trial after lower house lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Sunday against her

EUPHORIA. Brazilian citizens celebrate after members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of continuing impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, April 17, 2016. Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Brazil president to meet supporters as impeachment vote looms

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED President Dilma Rousseff s supporters and opponents plan rival rallies over the weekend as lawmakers debate a motion to send her to an impeachment trial in the Senate

IMPEACHMENT VOTE. Activists supporting the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff take part in a protest in an area separated by a fence from the Congress, in Brasi­lia, on April 15, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

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

Rousseff's presidency enters impeachment countdown

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:30 AM

In a ruthless and complex contest supporters and opponents of Brazil s first female president race to amass the votes that will either send her to trial in the Senate or torpedo the procedure

IMPEACHMENT. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff is in a desperate battle to save her presidency. File photo

Brazil top court suspends presidential impeachment commission

Dec 09, 2015 - 12:00 PM

The move freezes the impeachment process until December 16 when the court convenes for a full session

ROUSEFF. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a meeting with 20 of her Ministers to analyze the proceedings against her by President of Brazilian Deputy Chamber Eduardo Cunha, in Brasilia, Brazil, December 3, 2015. Photo by Fernando Bizerra Jr./ EPA