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Brazil's Temer: 5 key chapters in a troubled reign

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Brazil’s senate votes to hold impeachment trial for President Rousseff

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Brazil Senate committee clears way for Dilma Rousseff's removal

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Brazil impeachment trial closer to sealing Dilma Rousseff's fate

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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff gives impassioned defence against impeachment

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Brazilian court blocks assets of former president Dilma Rousseff
Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (L) speaks during a media conference alongside Javier Miranda, President of Uruguay's ruling party Frente Amplio, at the party's headquarters in Montevideo, November 4, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] BRASILIA - Brazil's Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) on Wednesday blocked assets belonging to the former president, Dilma Rousseff, for her alleged role in a 2006 deal when oil giant Petrobras acquired a refinery in Pasadena city in the US state of Texas   Read More ...
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Assets of ex-Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff frozen over refinery deal
A Brazilian court has ordered ex-President Dilma Rousseff’s assets frozen in connection with an estimated $580 million loss at state oil company Petrobras resulting from the purchase of an oil refinery in Pasadena, Texas. Thursday’s ruling also orders a freezing of assets for a former head of Petrobras and three members of its board of directors. Court justice Vital do Rego said there were signs of “intentional mismanagement to cover up irregularities   Read More ...
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Brazilian Corruption Case Ensnares Ex-Presidents da Silva and Rousseff
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s attorney general on Tuesday charged former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; his successor, Dilma Rousseff; and several other senior figures of the Workers’ Party with running a “criminal organization” that raked in hundreds of millions in bribes during the party’s nearly 14-year reign. The case is the first in which Ms. Rousseff, who was impeached last year for violating budgetary rules, stands accused of partaking in the kickback schemes that have cast a pall over every major Brazilian political party   Read More ...
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Dilma Rousseff: Brazil 'coup' not over
It has been almost a year since the impeachment of Brazil's former president Dilma Rousseff, removed from office for illegally manipulating government accounts. And what a year it's been. Ms Rousseff's former running mate Michel Temer took over the top job and since then he has nearly been ousted over alleged illegal campaign financing, charged with taking bribes and implicated in the country's biggest-ever corruption scandal, Operation Car Wash   Read More ...
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Brazil's Temer: 5 key chapters in a troubled reign
(Credit: AFP) POLITICS | CORRUPTION Brazilian president Michel Temer rode to power last year by helping get his ex-ally Dilma Rousseff impeached, but now he could be forced from office himself. Here are five key chapters from a tumultuous 14 months culminating with Monday's filing of bribery charges against him by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot. Replacing Dilma Rousseff's vice president Temer temporarily replaced her as head of state on May 12, 2016, after the Senate voted to hold an impeachment trial over charges that she broke government accounting rules   Read More ...
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Brazil court opens session that could topple President Dilma Rousseff
Related News Brazil’s electoral court started hearings that could topple scandal-tainted President Michel Temer, plunging Latin America’s biggest country into its second leadership crisis in a year. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) opened the first of four scheduled sessions to decide whether the 2014 re-election of President Dilma Rousseff and her then-vice president Temer should be invalidated because of corrupt campaign funding   Read More ...
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Brazil Is Ready to Turn the Page on an Era of Recession and Graft
Once Dilma Rousseff was impeached last August, much of the world’s media turned its focus from Brazil toward other issues: Trump’s triumph, Brexit fallout, European elections, Putin’s plans, and North Korean threats. But this important emerging market, mired in two years of recession and the worst political scandal in its history, has moved on. The highs and lows of the past decade have been remarkable, and the country's future remains uncertain   Read More ...
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Ousted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: I was the victim of a coup
Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vigorously defended herself and her administration during an appearance in New York, characterizing her impeachment as a "parliamentary coup." "This was not something that happened by surprise. It had a clear goal — to stop the political class from being victims of investigations for their own corruption," Rousseff said Tuesday night at Columbia University in New York   Read More ...
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Eduardo Cunha who led Dilma Rousseff's impeachment drive in Brazil jailed for 15 years
Rio de Janeiro: Eduardo Cunha, the conservative Brazilian political leader who led the push in 2016 to oust Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's former president, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. A federal judge in Brazil found the former speaker of the house guilty of corruption, money laundering and illegally sending money abroad, all in connection with a sprawling graft investigation involving the state-run oil company Petrobras   Read More ...
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Dilma Rousseff on her regrets and legacy
In an interview with UpFront, former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff - who was impeached in August for allegedly breaking budgetary laws - talks to host Mehdi Hasan about her biggest regrets and proudest achievements. "I would not have given that tax relief, particularly to corporations, because they increased their profit margins and didn't invest," says Rousseff on her biggest regret. "It is clear to me today that tax relief was   Read More ...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer accused of taking bribe by Dilma Rousseff
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been accused of taking a large bribe by a former political ally. Lawyers for former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed from office in May, filed court documents which they say prove the claim. The controversy centres around whether a payment of a million reals (£235,300; $295,000) was made to the leader. Brazil's currency fell 5.7% amid fears that the president will be embroiled in   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff alleges President Temer received illegal funds
SAO PAULO: Lawyers for Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff, impeached and removed from office in May, filed documents with a top electoral court Thursday which they said proved her former vice president and now-leader Michel Temer took a large bribe. Brazil's top electoral court has for months investigated whether illegal funds were used in Rousseff's successful 2014 re-election campaign for the Workers Party (PT). If the court rules that occurred,   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff alleges President Temer received illegal funds
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff, impeached and removed from office in May, filed documents with a top electoral court Thursday which they said proved her former vice president and now-leader Michel Temer took a large bribe. Brazil's top electoral court has for months investigated whether illegal funds were used in Rousseff's successful 2014 re-election campaign for the Workers Party (PT). If the court rules   Read More ...
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Brazil: Eduardo Cunha arrested over alleged corruption
The central figure behind the Dilma Rousseff has been arrested on corruption charges. The office of Judge Sergio Moro and police officials said on Wednesday former Congressman Eduardo Cunha, accused of pocketing millions of dollars in bribes from contractors with the oil company Petrobras, was arrested. "We can confirm that [Cunha] was detained in Brasilia," a police spokesman told AFP news agency. He was arrested on an order issued by   Read More ...
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As Brazil tilts rightward, Lula’s leftist legacy of lifting the poor is at risk
The senate’s of President Dilma Rousseff in August ended about 13 years of center-left government by the Workers Party (PT). Then in September, a federal judge dealt the party and its legacy an equally devastating blow her predecessor and party icon, Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva, on corruption charges. Rousseff’s removal and Lula’s pending trial for participation in the corruption scheme that cost state oil company Petrobras billions of dollars   Read More ...
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4 ways Brazil has changed since former President Dilma Rousseff was impeached
Barely a month has passed since Brazil's Senate voted overwhelmingly to remove President Dilma Rousseff, putting an end to both 13 years of Workers' Party rule and a controversial impeachment process that seemed to drag on and on. Since then, Latin America’s largest country has seen some major and minor shifts. Here are four things to know about the world’s fifth most-populous country. Fractured international relations. The new government of   Read More ...
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Dilma Rousseff’s Workers’ Party Bears Brunt of Brazil’s Ire in Municipal Elections
Rogerio Jelmayer Oct. 3, 2016 11:13 a.m. ET RIO DE JANEIRO—The Workers’ Party of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached in August, posted its worst showing in municipal elections since 2000 on Sunday, reflecting deep frustration with the political establishment in a nation weary from corruption and economic pain. The Workers’ Party placed fifth by total number of votes for mayor, receiving just 6.8 million of the 118.8   Read More ...
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Rousseff warns of severe crisis in Brazil as corruption arrests continue
Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff leaves the Alvorada Palace, the presidential residence, after a vote in Brazil's Senate stripped Rousseff of the presidency, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sept 6, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is facing a severe crisis and is moving toward a state of emergency due to suspicions of abuse of authority, former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday. Rousseff posted to Facebook and Twitter after the   Read More ...
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Brazil after Dilma: A reason for optimism
A year ago, Dilma Rousseff, the former president of Brazil, and Eduardo Cunha, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, were involved in a public duel that threatened the pillars of the republic. Now begins an arduous battle in which the country's controversial new leaders must pass the reforms needed to get Brazil's economy growing again. That fact brings a sense of stability to Brazil after months of political   Read More ...
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Ex-Finance Minister Under Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Lula, Dilma Rousseff Arrested In Brazil: Media
Sao Paulo: Brazilian police Thursday arrested Guido Mantega, a former finance minister under presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, as part of the investigation into the vast Petrobras corruption scheme, media reported. Mantega, who was an important figure in the leftist Workers' Party, was arrested at a Sao Paulo hospital where his wife had undergone surgery, his lawyer Jose Roberto Batochio told the G1 online news outlet.   Read More ...
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Brazil's ousted leader defends predecessor against charges
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on Brazil's democracy, speaking just weeks after the Senate removed her from office in an impeachment trial. Rousseff spoke in support of her mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a day after a federal judge ruled that he must stand trial on corruption and money-laundering charges, possibly thwarting   Read More ...
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Brazil's Ousted Leader Defends Predecessor Against Charges
Former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on Brazil's democracy, speaking just weeks after the Senate removed her from office in an impeachment trial. Rousseff spoke in support of her mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a day after a federal judge ruled that he must stand trial on corruption and money-laundering charges, possibly thwarting the political comeback of one   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff defends predecessor against corruption charges
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on Brazil's democracy, speaking just weeks after the Senate removed her from office in an impeachment trial. Rousseff spoke in support of her mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a day after a federal judge ruled that he must stand trial on corruption and money-laundering charges, possibly thwarting the   Read More ...
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Brazil's ousted leader defends predecessor against charges
RIO DE JANEIRO – Weeks after being removed as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff is calling the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on the nation's democracy. Rousseff says Brazil is suffering from a "process that is systematically breaking the constitution." She spoke in support of her mentor, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a day after a federal judge ruled that he must stand trial on   Read More ...
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UN: Brazil’s Michel Temer says Dilma Rousseff’s ouster was constitutional
Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the impeachment of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff was conducted with “absolute respect” for the rule of law and that confidence was returning to the country’s battered economy. Temer, who was sworn in after Rousseff was dismissed by Congress on August 31, said his task now was to restore economic growth and create work for millions of   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff appeals impeachment to Supreme Court
Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed by the Brazilian Senate from office on Wednesday, speaks at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 31, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] BRASILIA - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff appealed the decision of her impeachment from the presidency to the Federal Supreme Court on Thursday, a day after being stripped of office. Rousseff's defense team submitted a "writ of security" against the Senate vote that found   Read More ...
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Rousseff leaves presidential residence to salutations from supporters
Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff leaves the Alvorada Palace, the presidential residence, after a vote in Brazil's Senate stripped Rousseff of the presidency, in Brasilia, Brazil, September 6, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff left on Tuesday the official presidential residence, the Alvorada Palace, amid salutations from her supporters. As she left the presidential residence for the last time, accompanied by former Justice Minister Jose   Read More ...
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Brazil ousts lawmaker who pushed for Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment
Brazil’s lower house of Congress has voted to oust its former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff only to suffer his own graft-stained downfall. Cunha, who is often compared to the dark, manipulative villain Frank Underwood of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards,” was stripped of his seat in the Chamber of Deputies by a resounding vote of 450 in favor, 10 against   Read More ...
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Bloodless coup
Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment — which seemed to be a foregone conclusion when she was suspended from the office of president of Brazil in May — has been vocally opposed by left regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. El Salvador had joined the fray late, threatening to derecognise the interim government led by centrist Michel Tremer, who will assume the presidency. Solidarity from the Latin American left is not   Read More ...
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Latin America's 'pink tide' ebbs to new low in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Dilma Rousseff's impeachment doesn't just mark the end of 13 years of Workers' Party rule in Brazil, but a new low for the so-called "pink tide" of leftist leaders in Latin America. It's been nearly two decades since the left began sweeping to power, promising a new politics for a new century in a region often characterized as having the world's greatest inequality. The pink   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff stripped of presidency, Temer sworn in
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer, shifting Latin America's biggest economy sharply to the right. Rousseff, 68, was convicted by 61 of the 81 senators of illegally manipulating the national budget. The vote, which exceeded the needed two-thirds majority, meant the veteran leftist leader was immediately removed from office. Three hours   Read More ...
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Brazil's Rousseff loses palace, but life goes on
Brasília (AFP) - Dilma Rousseff will soon abandon Brazil's beautiful presidential palace along with its luxury sports facilities and helicopter pad -- but perhaps post-impeachment life won't be so bad after all. Stripped of office by the Senate on Wednesday, Brazil's first female president joined the ranks of nearly 12 million unemployed in Latin America's biggest country. She'll walk out one last time from the modernist Alvorada Palace in Brasilia,   Read More ...
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Eduardo Cunha, former speaker, and architect of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, expelled over Swiss accounts
Brasilia: Two weeks after the removal of , the lower house of Congress on Monday expelled the politician who engineered her impeachment for lying about secret bank accounts in Switzerland. The once powerful former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who has been charged with corruption by the Supreme Court, was banned from politics for eight years and faces arrest now he has lost his congressional prerogatives. The chamber voted overwhelmingly 450-10 to   Read More ...
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Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate
Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending. While Rousseff's ouster was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Her vice president-turned-nemesis, Michel Temer, was immediately sworn in   Read More ...
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What's next for Brazil after Dilma Rousseff?
(CNN)Brazil's problems cannot be solved merely by a change at the top. Even with Dilma Rousseff out as President, the road ahead for Brazil won't be easy. She leaves behind an economy in its second straight year of recession, an unemployment rate of nearly 11% and a multimillion-dollar looming statewide corruption scandal that leaves almost no politician unscathed. Here's a deeper look at the major obstacles ahead for the world's   Read More ...
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Dilma Rousseff Allies Fight Impeachment In Brazil Political Turmoil
Brasilia: Angry exchanges erupted at suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial Friday, while her key ally, Luiz Lula Inacio da Silva, faced corruption charges on a day of turmoil for Latin America's biggest country. Day two of Rousseff's Senate trial in the capital Brasilia began with shouting matches that forced Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski to put the session on hold until tempers calmed. Senate President Renan   Read More ...
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Spats in Brazil Senate Slow Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff
Benjamin Parkin Aug. 26, 2016 6:41 p.m. ET BRASÍLIA—The impeachment trial of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff is falling behind schedule amid partisan tensions and bickering, setting back opponents out to quickly dispatch with the unpopular leader and secure interim President Michel Temer at the helm. On Friday, the Supreme Court justice presiding over the proceedings was forced to give feuding senators the equivalent of a timeout after tempers flared   Read More ...
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Suspended President Dilma Rousseff's defence begins in rowdy Brazil impeachment trial
Allies of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff have defended her amid angry squabbling at an impeachment trial that could see the one-time leftist guerrilla ejected from office within days. High emotions in the recession-stricken country boiled over on the Senate floor, where the trial looks set to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy. Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski suspended the session before the first defence witnesses   Read More ...
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Dilma Rousseff’s trial begins
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech in Brasilia, Brazil, on Wednesday. She said: 'Impeachment is a putschist process'. Picture: AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA BRASILIA — Brazil’s senate began the trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralysed the politics of Latin America’s largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week. Thursday’s session, presided over by Supreme   Read More ...
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Rousseff defense begins in impeachment trial
, Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff is to begin her defense case Friday in the Senate impeachment trial that could see the one-time leftist guerrilla ejected from office within days. Rousseff, 68, is accused of breaking the law when she took unauthorized loans to bridge budget gaps during her 2014 reelection. Allies, including former economy minister Nelson Barbosa, will argue that the budgetary maneuvers were common practice in previous governments   Read More ...
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