Brazil’s ousted president Dilma Rousseff lodges appeal against removal from office

Brazil’s ousted president Dilma Rousseff (C), who was removed by the Brazilian Senate from office earlier, speaks at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 31, 2016. (Reuters photo) Brazil’s ousted president Dilma Rousseff, who was stripped of presidency following a Wednesday Senate impeachment vote, has appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the decision […]

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

Venezuela and Ecuador have announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Brazil in response to the removal of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president. In a statement released on Wednesday, Caracas described Rousseff’s impeachment and ouster as a “parliamentary coup”, and said it “permanently” withdrew the Venezuelan ambassador “in order to safeguard international law and solidarity with the people of Brazil.” […]

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Brazilian police fire tear gas at protesters supporting suspended president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paolo

Clashes have erupted between Brazilian police and the protesters who took to the streets in Sao Paulo against the impeachment trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse several thousands of demonstrators on the main Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo late Monday. Protesters, in turn, burned objects and used barriers […]

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Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pleads innocent, calls Senate trial coup

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff answers to questions during her impeachment trial, at the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has denied all corruption charges against her, calling her impeachment trial a coup. Rousseff made the remarks before the Senate on Monday, saying the allegations […]

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Brazil’s suspended president, Dilma Rousseff in Senate for last bid to thwart ouster

Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff (AFP photo) Brazil’s suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, will present her testimony to the Senate on Monday in the ending chapter of her impeachment saga. Rousseff, who is Brazil’s first female president and is under trial by the Senate for allegedly breaking budget laws, is being portrayed as the source of […]

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Hundreds of Brazilians rally as Dilma Rousseff faces judgment day

People protest against Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of Brazilians have staged a demonstration in the country’s capital to show support for suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, whose impeachment trial begins on Thursday.  The protesters held banners and placards reading “Oust […]

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