Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Monday, May 30th 2016 - 09:36 UTC

Suspended Rousseff claims tapes reveal her impeachment is meant to stop the Petrobras corruption probe

Rousseff told Folha de S. Paulo the revelation of the recordings gives her hope of returning to office.

Suspended President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday that leaked audio recordings of men backing her impeachment show the effort to oust her is meant to stop a wide-ranging corruption probe that has implicated numerous leading Brazilian politicians and businessmen.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 09:25 UTC

Lula regrets having elected Dilma as his successor, according to taped conversation

In the leaked tape Sarney recalls: “he (Lula)  told me that his only regret is having elected Dilma. The only mistake he made – and the worst of all”.

Ex Brazilian president Lula da Silva regrets having handpicked suspended president Dilma Rousseff as his political heiress, according to a taped conversation leaked to the media. In the audio between former president Jose Sarney and Sergio Machado, a former head of Transpetro, a state-run natural gas company, who is believed to have entered a plea bargain with the prosecution, the two men comment on Lula's confession.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

Rousseff claims Temer intends to “privatize” Brazil's pre-salt oil reserves

The pre-salt region is estimated to hold tens of billions of barrels of crude equivalent, at 7.000 meters depths offshore Brazil's southeastern coast.

Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, on Wednesday accused interim head of state Michel Temer of intending to “privatize” the oil discovered in recent years in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean and thus deprive the nation's education sector of funding.

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 12:07 UTC

Brazilian Justice gives Rousseff ten days to reply the claims of “a coup”

Justice Rosa Weber follows a presentation by a group of lawmakers from the current wide ranging coalition that supports acting president Temer

Brazils Supreme Tribunal (STF) Justice Rosa Weber has given suspended president Dilma Rousseff ten days to explain her repeated statements that the impeachment process started against her is a “coup”. Rousseff is not obliged to respond. The STF decision follows a request from a group of lawmakers via the House's prosecution office.

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 12:21 UTC

Petrobras: Temer pledges judicial independence and respect for prosecutors nomination process

Temer told Globo TV he would maintain the tradition of nominating the candidate chosen by the corps of prosecutors

Brazil's interim president, Michel Temer said he would continue a tradition of nominating a prosecutor general who comes recommended by peers, allaying concerns about judicial independence. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes, sworn in last week as part of Temer's new government, told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper in an interview that the prosecutor general of Brazil could be selected at will by the president.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 06:13 UTC

US confident Brazil will address political challenges according to constitutional principles

 “We are confident Brazil will work through its political challenges democratically in accordance with its constitutional principles”, said Ms Trudeau

United States continues to follow political development in Brazil and is confident that the country will work through its political challenges democratically in accordance with its constitutional principles, said the State Department spokesperson on Thursday in reply to a question on current events in Brasilia.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 09:59 UTC

Rousseff clears her office; full Senate votes to suspend the president

In what could be one of her final meetings as president, Rousseff received the secretary general of the Organization of American States on Tuesday

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has packed up personal photos and stripped the shelves in her third-floor office in the Planalto presidential palace, a sign she is accepting the loss of her job in a Senate vote on Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Brazil's Byzantine politics: clash between senior lawmakers extends power vacuum

Acting House speaker Waldir Maranhao argued the annulment of Rousseff's impeachment because procedural flaws invalidated a House vote on April 17

Brazil's Senate forged ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, rejecting a surprise decision by the acting speaker of the lower house, who tried to annul a key vote just days before the president could be suspended from office.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 06:03 UTC

Lawmakers planning to remove House acting speaker who annulled Rousseff's impeachment process

Maranaho has called for an extraordinary session this Tuesday with an agenda that includes 64 points but dissident lawmakers are planning not to give quorum

Waldir Maranaho's acting speaker post in Brazil's Lower House and his decision to annul the April 17 impeachment procedure vote against Dilma Rousseff, could be on the fire line, and even the countdown, following on fourteen parties decision to impede him from acting, according to Veja, Brazil's leading magazine.

Monday, May 9th 2016 - 11:13 UTC

Brazilian deputy asks the Supreme Court to block Rousseff's impeachment

 Deputy Paulo Teixeira asked the court to annul a vote taken on April 17, saying political leaders had exercised illegal and improper pressure on their members

The deputy from the ruling Workers’ Party has appealed to Brazil’s Supreme Court in an effort to block the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Wednesday’s Senate vote.

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