Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
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.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 03:07 UTC

In last-ditch attempt Rousseff promises to advance elections if she's not impeached

Rousseff's proposal to hold a referendum on moving up the date of the next presidential election was part of a “Letter to Brazilians”

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday pledged to open the door to an early general election if she survives an upcoming vote in the Brazilian Senate on ousting her less than half-way through her second term.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

Dilma and Lula face investigation for justice obstruction, reports GloboNews

GloboNews says Justice Teori Zavascki's authorized Prosecutor General Janot to address claims Rousseff sought to name Lula to a cabinet post to avoid prosecution.

Brazilian Federal Supreme Court justice has authorized the opening of an investigation into President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula da Silva for allegedly working to obstruct the course of a sweeping corruption probe, GloboNews news channel said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Fearful of public's reaction Temer will not attend Rio Olympics closing ceremony

Temer's only appearance was at the end of ceremony, when he declared the Games open, and reactions were as bad as expected: he was booed during his entire speech

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer's press office informed on late Monday that he will not attend the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games, which will be held on the evening of August 21 at the world-renowned Maracana stadium.

Thursday, August 4th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

Rousseff political downfall ever so close as Senate committee recommends her removal from office

The committee's decision -- passed by a vote of 14 to five -- is non-binding, but delivers Rousseff yet another setback on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony

Brazilian Senate committee voted on Thursday to recommend the full upper house remove suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office in an impeachment trial, sending the nation's political drama into its end game. The decision -- passed by a vote of 14 to five -- is non-binding, but delivers Rousseff yet another setback on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 - 07:24 UTC

Brazilian caipirinha: Rousseff impeachment and Olympics take off this week

On Tuesday, impeachment committee official Antonio Anastasia got things started by recommending the Senate backs the process to remove president Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's long-running presidential impeachment drama starts to unveil this week just as the Rio Olympics sprints out of the starting blocks. Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of breaking budgetary laws, is staying away from the opening ceremony in Rio.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 14:01 UTC

Rousseff and Lula will not attend Rio Olympic Games opening

On Monday, Rousseff said in an interview with French radio RFI that she would refuse to attend the opening ceremony with anything less than presidential status.

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials have said. Their absence at the 5 August ceremony highlights the political crisis in Brazil, with Rousseff facing possible removal from office in an impeachment trial shortly after the Games end.

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.

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