Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Rousseff fears “Paraguay-style democratic coup” to remove her from office

Rousseff likened her situation to that faced by Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop who was forced out as Paraguay's president in 2012.

President Dilma Rousseff said in a closed-door meeting that Brazil is experiencing a “Paraguayan-style democratic coup,” alluding to the 2012 removal of Paraguay's then-head of state, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Friday.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Opposition will push for impeachment proceedings against Rousseff next week

PSDB will support an impeachment against Rousseff, said Neves: “we're not the only ones asking Rousseff to step down, 60% of Brazilian are saying the same”

Brazil opposition lawmakers will push for impeachment proceedings to begin next week against embattled President Dilma Rousseff, local media reported Friday. It comes after the country’s top audit court, the TCU, ruled that the government’s 2014 accounts had been manipulated in the run-up to last year’s presidential elections to give a better impression of the economy and sustain spending on social programs.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:51 UTC

Brazilian congress again exposes President Rousseff's political weakness

Her government failed to gather enough lawmakers to have a quorum for the session despite a cabinet reshuffle last week to bolster her position

Brazil's Congress on Wednesday postponed for a fourth time voting on whether to overrule President Dilma Rousseff's vetoes of two spending bills in a defeat for her government as it scrambles for support to rebalance overdrawn public accounts.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 12:14 UTC

Rousseff closer to impeachment: government accounting practices 'illegal' says Accounts Court

“The accounts are not a condition where they can be approved. We recommend their rejection,” said lead judge, Augusto Nardes, with unanimous support

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff suffered a major new setback Wednesday when a court ruled that her government's accounting practices were illegal, handing ammunition to opponents threatening impeachment proceedings. The decision by the Federal Accounts Court or TCU was the latest blow to Rousseff, less than a year into her second term.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 10:28 UTC

Brazil's top electoral court will investigate Rousseff's reelection campaign for alleged 'irregularities'

The TSE electoral court voted 5-2 on the decision. It seeks to determine whether Rousseff and VP Temer abused their power while in office to run the campaign.

Brazil's top electoral authority ruled on Tuesday there are grounds to investigate irregularities in President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last year. The TSE electoral court voted 5-2 on the decision. It is seeking to determine whether Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer abused their power while in office to run the campaign, and whether illegal money was used as funding.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 12:16 UTC

Rousseff government clashes with Federal Accounts Court

Attorney General Adams said Judge Augusto Nardes from the TCU had erred in making his position public ahead of Wednesday's expected vote.

Brazil's attorney general argued on Sunday for the removal of a judge overseeing an investigation of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts, a last-minute attempt to avoid a ruling that could lead to her impeachment.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Rousseff reshuffles cabinet and gives more power to key ally PMDB and Temer

Rousseff said the reshuffle guarantees “a more stable majority” for the ruling  coalition in Congress and the approval of urgently needed legislation

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday announced a Cabinet reshuffle that reduces the number of posts from 39 to 31 and gives a more significant role to the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, the country's biggest and a key ally of her Workers' Party.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 07:55 UTC

Rousseff's main coalition ally, “110 satisfied” with latest changes, but 'there's some fat left'

“We're 110% satisfied, but there's even some fat left” said minister Katia Abreu, who is also representative of the agro-business lobby

Brazil largest party, main ally and pillar of President Dilma Rousseff's fragile coalition said it was “110% satisfied” with the changes announced on Friday: reducing cabinet posts from 39 to 31, slashing thousands of coveted jobs for political appointees and cutting her salary and that of the vice president by 10%.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:58 UTC

Rousseff's approval ratings languish: two thirds consider her government “bad or terrible”

Only 10% of respondents in a survey by Ibope released on Wednesday said her government was “excellent” or “good,” up slightly from 9% in July

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's approval ratings languished in September, held down by the country’s economic and political crises, as her opposition in Congress considers opening impeachment proceedings.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

Former president says “no way Uruguay can escape the impact of the Brazilian crisis”

“I can't see how Uruguay can escape the impact of the crisis in Brazil...Uruguay will have to find other markets”, stressed Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Brazilian former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, (1995/2002) said that the serious economic situation faced by Brazil is very complex, will take time to overcome and most surely the impact will be felt in neighboring Uruguay, a country which must target other markets, other economic spaces.


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