Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

Majority of Brazilians favor impeaching President Rousseff; opposition leaders resist the move

The MDA poll showed that 59.7% favor Rousseff's impeachment, and 68.9% believe she is responsible for the corruption involving a massive kickback scheme at Petrobras.

A majority of Brazilians favor impeaching President Dilma Rousseff due to the economic slump and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras, according to a poll released this week. But despite calls for Rousseff's ouster and recent street demonstrations against her government, opposition leaders have resisted pushing for impeachment and say it is unlikely.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Obama and Rousseff look to improved relations with a visit to the White House

Rousseff had been scheduled to make a state visit in October 2013, but she cancelled angered by revelations that the NSA spied on her

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 05:08 UTC

Brazilian economy on path to biggest contraction since 1990, says central bank survey

If Central bank's Focus forecast proves accurate the economy which expanded 2.49% in 2013 and 0.2% last year, will post its worst result since GDP contracted 4.35% in 1990.

Financial experts expect Brazil's economy to shrink 0.83% in 2015, its biggest contraction since 1990, and inflation to climb to 8.12%, its highest level since 2003, according to the results of a Central Bank survey released on Monday.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:42 UTC

Brazilian opposition insists Supreme Court must investigate Rousseff

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court ruled out investigations against Rousseff arguing she can only be charged for actions carried out during her presidency.

Brazil's opposition has announced that it will ask the Supreme Federal Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff for the Petrobras corruption scandal in which her party's treasurer Joao Vacari is also implicated.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

Rousseff unveils anti corruption measures, but her approval has fallen to 13%

“We are a government that does not tolerate corruption and we have the duty and obligation to fight impunity and corruption” said Rousseff.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff tried to get ahead of the storm of scandal bearing down on her presidency on Wednesday, unveiling a raft of anti-corruption measures she hopes will appease her critics.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Brazil coordinates efforts to guarantee supply of basic products to Venezuela

Maduro made the request personally to president Rousseff on a couple of opportunities according to Brazilian diplomatic sources

Following a request from Venezuela, the Brazilian government has acted alongside Brazilian companies to guarantee supply of basic products during Venezuela's economic crisis, according to diplomatic sources. The request was made by President Nicolas Maduro in at least two meetings with President Dilma Rousseff, in December 2014 and the day after Rousseff began her second term, on January 2.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Rousseff pledges talks with critics and admits government needs to show humility

In a closely watched speech in Brasilia, Rousseff said her under pressure government had to open “dialogue” with society and act with “humility.”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, after the Sunday massive protests erupted across the country.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Treasurer of Brazil’s ruling party formally charged in the Petrobras corruption scandal

Prosecutors have “ample proof” that Workers ‘Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari solicited donations from Petrobras ex/services chief Renato Duque and engineering firms’ executive

Brazilian prosecutors have formally charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party and 26 others with corruption linked to state-run Petrobras, in the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff from the widening scandal.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

More former Petrobras top officials arrested on money laundering investigation

Former services director Renato Duque, was arrested by Brazilian federal police at his house in Rio de Janeiro, TV Globo said, amid a new round of police operations (Pic: Estadão Conteudo)

Brazilian police arrested a former Petrobras executive on Monday, in a broad kickback and money laundering investigation that has rattled some of the nation's biggest companies and political parties.

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 11:00 UTC

Peaceful massive protests against Rousseff on Sunday throughout Brazil

Sunday-s larger than expected demonstrations promise to embolden opposition parties and restive allies who are nominally part of Rousseff's ruling coalition

Over one million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption, and some even calling for the impeachment of populist President Dilma Rousseff. The marches on Sunday come as Brazil struggles to overcome economic and political malaise and pick up the pieces of a boom that crumbled once Rousseff took office in 2011.

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