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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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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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Thousands march against Brazil’s president

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[…]

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Rousseff re-elected Brazil president

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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