Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Friday, April 29th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

“The maker of presidents” (including Lula, Dilma and Chavez) formally charged with corruption

Santana, who was arrested in February, is accused of receiving bribes from the Odebrecht group in a scheme to divert funds from Petrobras

Brazilian prosecutors charged political strategist Joao Santana, the architect of President Dilma Rousseff’s 2010 and 2014 election victories, and 16 others with corruption on Thursday as part of a massive graft investigation.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 05:44 UTC

Mercosur unmoved by Rousseff''s invocation of the “democratic clause”

Argentina said it is most respectful of the Brazilian constitutional process

“We respect the Brazilian constitutional process” and thus Argentina does not have plans to follow on president Dilma Rousseff announcement that she will appeal to Mercosur to implement the “democratic clause” if the impeachment process to remove the head of state from office advances in the country's Senate.

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 07:59 UTC

Lula's party would call for fresh elections if Dilma is removed from office

Rousseff admits that a period of 180 days out of office with PMDB Temer as acting president would create the “worst possible” conditions for her to return

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff concedes that even if the full Senate finally votes against her impeachment, she may be obliged to support the call for new presidential elections this year, according to Folha, one of Sao Paulo's most influential dailies.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

Only five of the Brazilian Senate 21-member committee declared support for Rousseff

Although the temporary removal of Rousseff is taken for granted, a survey by Folha de São Paulo shows that there is still not enough votes in the Senate

Brazil’s Senate chose the 21 members of a commission that will recommend whether or not to move forward with impeachment proceedings against embattled President Dilma Rousseff. As was expected, the Senate picked a committee stacked with supporters of impeachment that will report back on whether to put Rousseff on trial. Only five of the committee’s 21 members have declared their support for the populist president.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 07:23 UTC

Brazilians want fresh elections; only 8% support a government headed by Temer

Just over 60% of respondents said that scenario would be the best way out of the crisis, although no such solution is stipulated under Brazil’s Constitution.

A poll released on Monday showed Brazilians overwhelmingly favored the hypothetical resignation of both President Dilma Rousseff and her vice-president Michel Temer, followed by new presidential elections. Just over 60% of respondents said that scenario would be the best way out of the crisis, although no such solution is stipulated under Brazil’s Constitution.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

Brazil's main opposition party divided on support to a possible Temer government

PSDB will support a government led by Michel Temer from the aisles of Congress if Rousseff is unseated, but the party is split over whether to join his cabinet.

Brazil's largest opposition party is divided over how strongly to back a new interim government if it succeeds in having President Dilma Rousseff stripped of office, as it eyes a run at the presidency in 2018, senior members said on Monday.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 09:02 UTC

Lula warns that if Rousseff's impeachment advances, PT will resist in the streets

The initiative seeking Rousseff's removal “is headed by corrupt politicians who are not accommodating themselves to the result at the polls,” Lula said.

Former President Lula da Silva attacked on Monday the “gang” of lawmakers who “have implanted an agenda of chaos” in Brazil by pushing to impeach and remove incumbent head of state Dilma Rousseff. Lula participated in Sao Paulo in a seminar with representatives of leftist parties, including Italy's former Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Rousseff avoids the word 'coup' at the UN, but admits the grave moment Brazil is undergoing

Proclaiming that her “soul had been cleansed,” Rousseff said she was newly determined to lead Latin America’s largest country

With the prospect of an impeachment trial that can have her out of office next May, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff appealed for international support on Friday during a visit to New York, broadcasting her claims that the campaign to oust her from office was little more than a coup d’état.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 10:51 UTC

Rousseff's bid for international support backfiring

“In the past, coups were carried out with machine guns, tanks and weapons, today all you need are hands that are willing to tear up the Constitution”, said Rousseff

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff from New York accused her political opponents as “coup mongers” and “conspirators” and insisted she would fight to the very end the impeachment process to remove her from office. But her attacks faced a solid defense in Brazil including from members of the Supreme Court who expressed concern the president was questioning Brazil's institutions before the world.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 12:34 UTC

Mounting evidence against Lula da Silva at Brazil's Supreme Court

Rousseff appointed Lula da Silva to the chief of staff job March 16 to help her battle the impeachment effort.

Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a meeting that was to decide whether former President Lula da Silva can be his successor's chief of staff. The delay came three days after the lower house of Congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. She is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget.

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