Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Monday to fight impeachment tooth-and-nail in the Senate after a heavy defeat in the lower house of Congress raised the likelihood of an end to 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s largest economy. In a raucous vote late on Sunday that sparked[…]
Brazilian legislators have voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff after a contest that has deeply divided the country and could end more than a decade of left wing rule. Tens of thousands of pro- and anti-impeachment protesters gathered in the capital Brasilia and other cities to watch the[…]
A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court have rejected a last-ditch attempt by President Dilma Rousseff to halt an impeachment process against her in advance of a vote in Congress. Justices denied a request on Thursday for an injunction against proceedings that Brazil’s attorney general – the government lawyer – called “Kafkaesque”[…]
A committee of Brazil’s lower house of Congress has recommended the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who faces charges of breaking budget laws to support her re-election in 2014. The committee voted 38-27 in favour of the move, with a vote in the full lower house expected to take place[…]
Some 3 million people have taken to the streets of Brazilian cities to demonstrate their disapproval of the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, local media reported. About 1.4 million people participated in the demonstration in Sao Paulo, and another million in Rio de Janeiro, according to Globo media outlet, citing the[…]
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, has been detained in the city of Sao Paulo for questioning amid a sprawling corruption probe centred on the state-owned oil giant Petrobras, local media reported. Federal Police Officer Jose Cyrispiniano said on Friday that police searched Lula’s home and offices linked[…]
The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will not be cancelled and the mosquito-borne virus will not affect the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said. Speaking in Los Angeles on Monday, IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence that there will be good conditions for athletes and spectators at the Rio[…]
The largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East is in Brazil, which has 9 million Brazilians of Arab ancestry, according to Saudi Aramco World. Of these 9 million Arabs, seven million are of Lebanese ancestry making Brazil’s population of Lebanese greater than that of Lebanon itself. Currently, the refugees[…]
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians marched peacefully Sunday in more than 150 cities around the country to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticize government corruption amid a sprawling graft inquiry at state-run oil firm Petrobras. The biggest of the protests, held on the 30th anniversary of Brazil’s return[…]
Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff has won a second term, defeating her opposition rival Aecio Neves with a narrow margin in a nearly complete count of votes after a presidential run-off election. An official tally of 99.66 percent of ballots showed Rousseff with 51.60 percent of valid votes and Neves[…]
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