New era for Brazil as Rousseff cedes power to Temer

2016-05-13 08:20

Brazil has entered a new era as interim president Michel Temer took power from suspended leader Dilma Rousseff, installing a business-friendly government that ends 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest nation.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended on Thursday to face impeachment. A nearly 22-hour debate in the Senate closed with an overwhelming 55-22 vote against Brazil's first female president. Watch.

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Annulment in Brazil impeachment reversed

2016-05-10 19:05

The acting leader of the lower house of Congress has gone back on a controversial decision that would have annulled a key vote in the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil impeachment drive resumes bumpy course

2016-05-10 10:15

The drive to oust President Dilma Rousseff is back on track after the head of the lower house reserved a decision that threatened to throw the impeachment process into chaos.

Impeachment trial looms large for Rousseff

2016-05-06 18:41

A special committee in Brazil's Senate has voted to approve starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff.

Rousseff is 'outraged' by impeachment vote

2016-04-19 08:27

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says that she is "outraged" by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to keep fighting.

Brazil lower house OKs impeaching president, sends to Senate

2016-04-18 06:03

Legislators in the lower Chamber of Deputies have voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader who repeatedly argued that the push against her was a "coup".

Brazil's lower house begins impeachment debate

2016-04-16 09:14

The lower chamber of Brazil's Congress has begun a debate on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.

Parties abandon Brazil president

2016-04-14 17:08

President Dilma Rousseff's chances of surviving impeachment appear diminished, with three parties decamping from her governing coalition.

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrate against impeachment

2016-04-01 11:14

Tens of thousands of Brazilians waving the red flags of the ruling Workers' Party demonstrated across the country against impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.


New president, same crises in Brazil

2016-05-12 14:14

It could be a short honeymoon for Brazil's interim president Michel Temer, who replaces a deeply unpopular leader but inherits many of the same problems.

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

2016-05-12 11:57

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended to face impeachment, in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America's biggest nation.

Effort to impeach Brazil's president plunges into chaos

2016-05-10 11:51

The fight over Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can't go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will.

Brazil house speaker annuls impeachment

2016-05-09 20:25

The acting speaker of the lower house, Waldir Maranhao, has annulled last month's vote on presidential impeachment, pushing back the process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

Rousseff vows to seek return if forced from office

2016-05-05 15:04

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed during a defiant interview broadcast to 'continue to keep fighting' to return to power if she is forced from office.

Rousseff hangs by a thread after losing impeachment vote

2016-04-18 15:15

Dilma Rousseff’s presidency is hanging by a thread after Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted in favour of her impeachment.

Brazil leader says she's innocent, critics 'corrupt'

2016-04-16 17:09

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accused accused backers of her impeachment of trying to grab power in order to avoid corruption charges themselves.

Brazil's Rousseff loses last-ditch move to stop impeachment

2016-04-15 07:15

Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a last-ditch attempt by President Dilma Rousseff to halt the impeachment process against her, clearing the way for a key vote in Congress.

Brazil impeachment committee backs ousting Rousseff

2016-04-12 07:10

A congressional committee has recommended impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for a crucial vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial.

Brazil sees no room to cut rates

2016-03-31 16:15

Brazil’s central bank says it sees no room for cutting borrowing costs as inflation will remain above its 2017 target despite a prolonged recession.

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