Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Saturday, October 1st 2016 - 02:46 UTC

Sao Paulo mayor race has become a puppets' dispute between presidential hopefuls

Joao Doria Jr is the favorite heading into Sunday’s vote on who should become the next mayor of South America’s biggest city.

Next Sunday Brazilians will be going to the polls to elect mayors and councilors in 5.570 cities and towns across the country in what is the first test of the mood of voters since the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff last month.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

No end to Petrobras spill: powerful couple (Senator and ex minister) indicted on corruption charges

Hoffmann, ex chief of staff to Rousseff during her first term, and husband Paulo Bernardo Silva, allegedly illegally received funds for her 2010 Senate campaign.

Brazilian Senator Gleisi Hoffmann and her husband, Paulo Bernardo Silva, who both served in the ousted government of former President Dilma Rousseff, were indicted on Tuesday by the Supreme Court on corruption and money laundering charges in the Petrobras graft investigation.

Saturday, September 24th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Temer links Rousseff's removal with the drastic change in economic policy

Temer candidly admitted that it had become imperious to change the economic course since Brazil has been in the worst recession since the 1930s

Brazilian president Michel Temer addressing business leaders and foreign policy experts in New York earlier this week revealed another twist to the recent political events in the country which led to the impeachment and removal of his elected predecessor Dilma Rousseff.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 15:40 UTC

Rousseff back on the political trail in defence of Lula da Silva

“Brazil is going through a very difficult moment. A process is underway that is systematically breaking the constitution,” Rousseff told supporters at a rally

Former President Dilma Rousseff 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.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 09:42 UTC

Brazilian congress expels lawmaker who engineered Rousseff's impeachment

Cunha's downfall has many politicians worried: he has threatened to bring down others by revealing cases of corruption that could endanger Temer's government

Two weeks after the removal of Dilma Rousseff as Brazil's president, the lower house of Congress on Monday expelled the lawmaker 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.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 06:48 UTC

Pope Francis sad with Roussesff's removal and invites to pray for social justice in Brazil

Francis with then president Rousseff during one of the several times they met

Pope Francis called for people to pray to the Aparecida Virgin to protect “all of Brazil and all of the Brazilian people in this very sad moment”, in reference to the removal of Dilma Rousseff as president and her replacement by vice-president and interim president Michel Temer, which occurred last week.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 10:29 UTC

Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia freeze relations with Brazil in support of Rousseff

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa called the senate vote impeaching Rousseff “an apology for abuse and treason.”

Venezuela on Wednesday withdrew its ambassador from Brazil and froze ties in response to president Dilma Rousseff's removal from office.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:47 UTC

Rousseff claims impeachment is a new type of coup; street protests in her support

“Don’t expect from me the obliging silence of cowards,” Ms. Rousseff said in a withering attack on her opponents at the start of her testimony. (Pic AFP)

Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, took the stand on Monday at her impeachment trial in the Senate, delivering a last-ditch defense to prevent her final removal from office. “Don’t expect from me the obliging silence of cowards,” Ms. Rousseff, 68, said in a withering attack on her opponents at the start of her testimony.

Thursday, August 25th 2016 - 08:39 UTC

Final round for Rousseff who is moving belongings to Porto Alegre; Temer readies to travel to G20 summit in China

 The final vote expected late Tuesday or early hours of Wednesday would confirm  Vice-President Michel Temer as Brazil's new leader through 2018

The Brazilian Senate will open the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff this Thursday and hear witnesses for and against the populist leader who is expected to be removed from office next week on charges of breaking budget laws.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 10:59 UTC

With Olympics over, Rousseff and Temer begin last chapters of survival game

During the trial, set to begin on Thursday, Rousseff will face charges that she illegally masked the country’s growing budget deficit through accounting tricks.

With the Rio Olympics over, Brazil’s attention returns to its long-running political drama as the country’s Senate starts the final phase of suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, a proceeding widely expected to permanently remove her from power.

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