Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 08:45 UTC

OAS chief meets Rousseff and disagrees with the impeachment process

Almagro said OAS has made a detailed analysis of the impeachment process against Dilma, and has concluded that it does not fit within the rules of this process.

Brazilian president President Dilma Rousseff received on Friday in Brasilia the Organization of American States, (OAS), Secretary General Luis Almagro to discuss on the current situation in the country, some regional issues and the role played by OAS.

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 18:14 UTC

Rousseff to address the nation Friday evening while Congress debates her impeachment

Dailies O´Globo and Folha de Sao Paulo reported Rousseff will be on the air at Brazil´s prime time 20:00 when she is expected to defend her government

President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to address Brazil on national television Friday evening, the same day that Congress started a three-day debate to decide whether there are enough arguments to begin the impeachment process that could lead to her removal from office. She is charged with manipulating budget accounts that helped her government present balanced accounts for the 2014 presidential elections.

Friday, April 15th 2016 - 09:29 UTC

Roussef asks the Supreme Court for an injunction to suspend impeachment vote

Attorney general, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, asked the top court for an injunction to suspend Sunday's Lower House vote, arguing flaws in the impeachment process.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff resorted to the Supreme Court on Thursday in a last ditch attempt to avert a critical impeachment vote in Congress that could lead to her removal from office. Rousseff's attorney general, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, asked the top court for an injunction to suspend Sunday's Lower House vote until the full court can rule on what he called procedural flaws in the impeachment process.

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 05:27 UTC

Temer preparing to take over…”I will be ready” as Rousseff's coalition melts

Politicians have begun to flock to the residence of the man who would replace Rousseff if she is convicted, Vice President Michel Temer to declare their support

President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Wednesday to form a government of national unity if she survives an impeachment vote in Congress this weekend, but the odds of became steeper as allies continued to desert her. In effect a stream of defections from Rousseff's coalition makes it increasingly likely she will lose Sunday's ballot in the Lower House of Congress.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 05:56 UTC

Rousseff brands vice president Temer “a traitor” and ''coup plotter'' with no respect for democracy

“If there were any doubts about my denunciation that a coup is underway, there can't be now. The coup plotters have a leader and a deputy leader,” Rousseff said

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff branded her vice president a traitor Tuesday, saying that he was a conspirator in a “coup” that aimed to use impeachment proceedings to bring down a popularly elected government.“If there were any doubts about my denunciation that a coup is underway, there can't be now. The coup plotters have a leader and a deputy leader,” Rousseff said in a blistering attack in Brasilia.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 05:43 UTC

Rousseff suffers another blow: the second major party of the coalition steps down

PP holds the third-largest group of lawmakers in Brazil’s fragmented Congress and was seen as key to Rousseff’s strategy to stay in power

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s suffered another blow to her hopes of surviving impeachment three days ahead of a crucial vote in the full Lower House: the second major party withdrew from the ruling coalition.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 08:52 UTC

Temer's national unity message: a blooper or anticipation of pos-Rousseff Brazil

The audio was posted on the website of the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper and confirmed by Temer's aides as authentic

Brazil's vice president called for a government of national unity in a message that was released on Monday apparently by mistake, further complicating the political crisis and impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Brazil's Lower House votes on Rousseff's impeachment next Sunday

The special committee voted 38 to 27 in favour of accepting impeachment charges against president Dilma Rousseff

A commission considering impeachment charges against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff voted on Monday 38 to 27 in favour of accepting them, which sends the question to the full lower house of Congress for a vote most probably next Sunday. The decision deals a blow to the beleaguered Brazilian president and complicates the country’s political situation.

Monday, April 11th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

Brazilians favor early elections if both Rousseff and Temer are impeached

According to Datafolha, 61% of Brazilians want Rousseff to be impeached by Congress, compared to 68% in March, while 58% want Temer to have the same fate.

A smaller majority of Brazilians favor the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff compared to last month, while more than half want her immediate successor to be impeached too, according to a survey released on Saturday by polling firm Datafolha.

Friday, April 8th 2016 - 09:25 UTC

Brazil's model of 'national production' is over: a Mercosur open to the world a solution

“Mercosur domestic market is not sufficient to support sustained economic growth in country members and to achieve that we need to export more” said Botafogo.

Brazil exhausted its economic model, the domestic market is no longer enough and Brazilian protectionism hindered competitiveness and scared foreign investment, claimed retired Brazilian diplomat Jose Botafogo at the international symposium “The future of Mercosur” organized in Paraguay as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the South American block.


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