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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 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 vows to fight on after impeachment

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[…]

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Brazil Congress votes to impeach Rousseff

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[…]

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Brazil court rejects bid to halt Rousseff’s impeachment

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”[…]

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