Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Friday, June 24th 2016 - 09:03 UTC

Brazil Lower House passes bill allowing foreigners 100% stake of national carriers

The executive order, presented in March by president Rousseff before she was stripped off her duties, was modified to be more wide ranging

Brazil's Chamber of Deputies approved this week an executive order allowing foreign investors 100% ownership of Brazilian airlines, compared to the current 20% limit, although the implementation depends on approval from the Senate.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Two presidents at opening of Rio Olympics in August

Temer in his role as head of state will officially declare the first Games in South America open, said Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016 organizing committee.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organizing committee said Thursday. Rousseff has been replaced by vice-president Michel Temer pending her impeachment trial over allegations of fiddling government accounts.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:38 UTC

Brazilian leading contractor, in plea bargain, expected to involve Rousseff directly in campaign illegal funding

Folha said Odebrecht will acknowledge having warned Rousseff in Mexico that prosecutors were about to discover illegal transfers to her re-election strategist

Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Latin America’s largest construction company, will admit in a plea bargain testimony that he personally oversaw illegal campaign donations for suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff in the 2010 and 2014 elections, Folha de São Paulo reported.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:29 UTC

Brazil slams Mercosur policies of 'populist governments”; proposes a more flexible working accord

 Serra pointed out it was not Brazil's intention to exterminate Mercosur, rather “we want deeper investment policies and physical integration”

Brazil wants a more flexible dynamic Mercosur which allows member countries to reach autonomous agreements with third parties, that can help overcome the de-industrialization process suffered by recent “populist governments”, said Brazilian foreign minister in a speech to the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industries, FIESP.

Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 07:38 UTC

Rousseff calls for a referendum on holding early elections

Rousseff's proposal for early elections is seen as a way out of Brazil's political crisis because it would subject a political class tainted by scandal to a popular vote.

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said she would call a referendum on holding early elections if she is reinstated as president, an offer analysts saw as a bid to sway undecided senators to help clear her in an impeachment trial.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:27 UTC

Brazilians want fresh elections; 62% believe Rousseff's impeachment was the right decision

Almost one month after taking over from suspended President Dilma Rousseff, Temer's government has a negative rating from 28% of Brazilians

The government of Interim President Michel Temer has a low approval rating among Brazilians and a majority of the country wants new elections to be held this year, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 08:34 UTC

Lula da Silva blasts media for trying to hide the “coup” against Rousseff

“After the coup, Globo simply took Dilma off the air as if she did not exist or had never existed”, claimed Lula.

Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva accused the media conglomerate Globo, the country’s largest, of censoring suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, adding that the interim government of Michel Temer is seeking to take away social rights and is “delivering” the nation’s oil for exploitation by foreign interests.

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 09:13 UTC

Temer's administration confident of congressional support for its economic plans

Chief of staff Eliseu Padilha said government enjoys a solid two-thirds majority in Congress to push through legislation needed to contain a record deficit

President Michel Temer's will press ahead with ambitious plans to balance the budget, reform pensions and draw private money into the energy sector despite the loss of two ministers to a corruption scandal, his chief of staff said on Thursday.

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.

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