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  • Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 07:26 UTC

    Brazil's opposition files new impeachment petition against Rousseff

    “We are confident that the lower house speaker (Cunha) now has all the elements he needs to accept an impeachment process”, said Sampaio

    Brazil's opposition filed a new impeachment petition against President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, accusing her of illegal accounting practices. The much-anticipated petition, whose authors include a founder of Rousseff's Workers' Party, was handed over to congressional lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha.

  • Saturday, October 17th 2015 - 06:43 UTC

    “Rousseff has broken the law and must step down”, says top Brazilian lawyer

    After breaking with the populist party a decade ago, Bicudo is today one of the most visible faces in the growing movement to depose Rousseff.

    President Dilma Rousseff has broken the law and must step down so that Brazil can recover its legal bearings, the author of a key impeachment petition said. Helio Bicudo, a 93-year-old lawyer who was a high-ranking member of Rousseff's ruling Workers' Party, said in an interview that Brazil must return to “the rule of law.”

  • 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.