Two ex-Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff charged in fraud scheme

Former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and Dilma Rousseff attend the funeral of former foreign policy advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two former Brazilian presidents have been formally charged with obtaining illegal money in a large-scale probe into the affairs of Brazil’s state […]

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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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Latin American states slam Dilma Rousseff suspension as ‘coup’

Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff addresses supporters at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 12, 2016. ©AFP Latin American countries and China have poured criticism on the political turmoil in Brazil that saw President Dilma Rousseff suspended, with some countries denouncing the events as a “coup.” Speaking in Caracas on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro […]

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