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Anti-Temer strike paralyses major cities in Brazil

Brazilian trade unions have staged nationwide strikes against President Michel Temer’s austerity measures, causing public-transport disruptions in major cities across the country and clashes between the police and the protesters. Unions said Friday’s strike was a success and pointed to adherence by millions of workers in key sectors like automakers,[…]

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SA issues ban on Brazilian firms implicated in meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has suspended all exports from establishments in Brazil found to be producing unsafe meat. This after Brazilian police found major meat producers had bribed health inspectors to certify tainted food as fit for consumption. The Department has requested Brazilian authorities to provide a[…]

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Brazil: Michel Temer sworn in as new president

Michel Temer, Brazil’s former vice president, has been sworn in as the country’s new president, a few hours after the country’s Senate voted to remove Dilma Rousseff from office. Temer, 75, raised his hand and swore to uphold the constitution, drawing loud applause from his conservative supporters at Wednesday’s ceremony[…]

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Brazil Senate votes to impeach Dilma Rousseff

Senators in Brazil have voted to indict suspended President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws. At least 59 senators voted in favour of proceeding with the impeachment of Brazil’s first woman president early on Wednesday, with 21 senators voting against and zero absentees. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman, reporting[…]

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Brazil orders diplomats to rebut impeachment critics

Brazil’s new foreign minister, Jose Serra, has ordered diplomats to rebut any government, media or international organization that criticizes the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The nine-page document cited a dozen examples of censure of the impeachment process that removed Rousseff[…]

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Brazil Senate to vote on Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazil’s senators are debating whether to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial over allegations that she illegally manipulated the budget to hide a growing fiscal deficit. The debate, which continued into the early hours of Thursday, will be followed by a vote that could suspend Rousseff, the first woman to[…]

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Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment thrown into chaos

Brazil’s Senate is pressing ahead with the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff despite a surprise decision by the lower house’s interim speaker to annul it. Renan Calheiros, the head of the Senate or upper house, said on Monday he had rejected the interim speaker’s decision and that a vote[…]

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Rousseff’s impeachment dilemma

As Brazil prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, its political climate may not be conducive for celebrations to begin. While Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, continues to be embroiled in a corruption scandal, her tenure as president appears to be drawing to a close, as Brazil’s Senate prepares for the[…]

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