Tag: Lula da Silva

Lula da Silva
Friday, August 7th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

Countdown for Dilma: two thirds of Brazilians support impeachment; 16 August 'D' day

The public opinion poll showed Rousseff is the most unpopular democratically elected president since the end of Brazil's military dictatorship in 1985.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's approval ratings have struck rock bottom with nearly seven out of ten Brazilians in favor of having Congress begin impeachment proceedings against the beleaguered leader of Latin America's largest economy, according to the latest opinion poll release. A nationwide rally calling her for resignation is planned for August 16.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:27 UTC

Brazil's top prosecutor backed by peers for another term, but he needs Senate confirmation

The association of federal prosecutors voted on Wednesday to propose Rodrigo Janot's name to president Rousseff for another term as prosecutor-general.

Brazil's top prosecutor, who has put dozens of politicians under investigation for allegedly taking bribes in the Petrobras corruption scandal, has won the backing of his peers to stay on the job for two more years.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015 - 05:02 UTC

Lula da Silva's 'fund-raiser' Dirceu again involved: this time with Petrobras

Dirceu, popular former President Lula da Silva's chief of staff between 2003 and 2005, was already under house arrest for running a vote-buying scheme (Pic Reuter)

Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 04:48 UTC

Brazil's corruption scandals reach Lula da Silva: probe into influence peddling

The probe targets Lula's alleged use of his clout after leaving office to help construction giant Odebrecht land billion-dollar contracts in Latam and Africa.

Prosecutors in Brazil have announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Lula da Silva, involving the construction firm Odebrecht which is one of Latin America's largest engineering company. The investigation will center on Lula's alleged use of his clout after leaving office to help scandal-ridden construction giant Odebrecht land billion-dollar contracts in Latin America and Africa.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Dilma rejects any suggestion of stepping down and blames “a bunch of coup mongers”

“I'm not going to fall. No, I'm not. It's a political struggle. People fall when they're ready to fall and I'm not. There's no reason for it” Dilma said

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Tuesday in the daily Folha de Sao Paulo that there's no reason she should be ousted, so she has no fear being removed. Rousseff went further and accused certain sectors of the opposition of being “a bunch of coup mongers”.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

Brazil's main opposition party ready “to take on whatever the future holds”

Cardoso emphasized that “whatever the path we have to take is, the PSDB and its allies will have a way”, because “the way under the PT has been lost”.

Brazil' former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said on Sunday addressing his party's convention, the main opposition force in the Brazilian congress, that the PSDB was ready 'to clear the country of its problems' and accused leader Lula da Silva and the ruling Workers Party (PT) of bankrupting Brazil.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

'Impeachment' and 'fresh elections' in Brazil's congressional debate

”With only one digit of approval, abandoned by the ruling Workers Party and by Lula who now can't stand her, Dilma will be forced to ask for the 'bill'.

Brazil's leading political commentator and O Globo columnist, Ricardo Noblat is forecasting that president Dilma Rousseff will not conclude her four-year mandate and could very well be out of office by next October.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Petrobras scandal ramifications getting closer to Lula da Silva

The former president is linked to lobbying for the Odebrecht Group to obtain public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

One of Brazil's leading weekly magazines, Epoca, has revealed that former president Lula da Silva could be investigated over corruption allegations following on the imprisonment of the Odebrecht Group CEO, (Marcelo Odebrecht) which is one of the country's largest private corporations and employers, and for which Lula did much lobbying and sponsoring for public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Workers Party is old and out of touch, “an internal revolution is needed”, blasts Lula da Silva

“We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo

Former President Lula da Silva again blasted Brazil's governing Workers Party, an organization he founded, as old and out of touch. “We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo during a seminar on democracy, which he attended along with former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez.

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Rousseff and Lula da Silva try to convince the party to support austerity measures

“We are here to show that the Workers’ Party is alive and prepared for new challenges. Injured, yes, but alive,” Lula da Silva said.

Brazil's embattled president Dilma Rousseff with the help of her political mentor. Lula da Silva managed on Thursday night to plea support from the ruling Workers Party, WP, delegates for drastic spending cuts designed to restore confidence in Latin America's largest but battered economy.

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