Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here addressing a rally of leftist parties on April 02, is seeking a third term in office and leads easily in opinion polls

Brazilians Organize National Marches Demanding Presidential Frontrunner Go to Jail

Protesters in Brazil have organized street manifestations on Tuesday in anticipation of a final appellate decision on whether former president – and current presidential frontrunner – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will have to begin to serve his 12-year prison sentence immediately, effectively cutting off his presidential campaign.

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Brazilian Clown Returns to the Stage After Leaving Congress in Disgust

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as the acclaimed Brazilian clown “Tiririca” (Grumpy), returned to the stage in the nation’s capital this week for a one-man show loosely based on his life. The event marks a return to the stage for the clown after seven years in the nation’s congress.

Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee

Brazil’s Olympics Chief Arrested for $2 Million Bribe to Secure Rio Games

Brazil arrested the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and his right-hand man Leonardo Gryner on Thursday after a corruption probe found evidence the COB paid $2 million to secure a vote in favor of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Brazil: Prosecutors Find ‘Olympic Corruption’ in Rio 2016 Game Planning

Brazilian prosecutors have uncovered a sprawling corruption scheme following a raid on the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, presenting mounting evidence that Brazil bought its way through the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) voters to secure the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Temer has rubbed elbows with world leaders in China, been vociferously booed at important national events and signaled he will move forward with unpopular reforms, such as trimming pension benefits. …

Brazil’s Supreme Court Approves Corruption Probe into President

The Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized prosecutors to investigate newly-minted president Michel Temer, after a key witness in the sprawling Petrobras corruption trial claimed that Temer had requested illegal funds to help a colleague’s political campaign.

Supporters of Brazil's sacked ex-president Dilma Rousseff demonstrate after she was stripped of the country's presidency by a Senate impeachment vote, along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 4, 2016. The 68-year-old leftist leader must leave the Alvorada official residence in Brasilia within a month after senators voted …

Brazil: Burned in Effigy, President Dismisses Protests as ‘Minimal’

President Michel Temer, currently in China for the G-20 summit, has dismissed protests across Brazil demanding he step down as “minimal” and “natural” following the process that successfully removed his socialist predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, from power.

Supporters of suspendend president Dilma Rousseff holding a demonstration during her impeachment trial set trash bags on fire as police fire tear gas grenades at them, in Sao Paulo Brazil on August 29, 2016. Rousseff who testified for the first time at her trial urged the Senate to vote against …

Photos: International Left Burns Brazil’s Cities to Protest Rousseff Impeachment

The Brazilian Senate officially impeached socialist Workers’ Party president Dilma Rousseff Wednesday, removing her from power permanently over a host of fiscal misrepresentations that severely damaged the nation’s economy. Even before the vote to oust her, however, an international coalition of leftist groups have been staging violent protests and attacking police nationwide.

Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva

Brazil Probes Last Two Socialist Presidents for Obstruction of Justice

Brazil’s federal Supreme Court has opened an investigation into former Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, both of the socialist Workers’ Party (PT), for potential obstruction of justice in the sprawling “Operation Car War” corruption probe.

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The Rio Olympics Is Brazil’s Reward for Trusting in Socialism

As Rio de Janeiro rings in its tenure as host city to the Summer Olympics with street violence, deadly pollution, jihadist threats, incomplete facilities, and a plague, many around the world are wondering: who thought the embattled Brazilian city would

Brazil's Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha is a key opponent of President Dilma Rousseff and architect of impeachment proceedings against her

Brazil: Architect of Presidential Impeachment Ousted from House

(Reuters) Brazil’s congressional ethics committee voted to strip suspended Speaker Eduardo Cunha of his seat on Tuesday for allegedly lying about undeclared Swiss bank accounts, the latest in a series of political earthquakes to rock Latin America’s largest country.

CORRECTION - Supporters of Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff hold a protest against acting president Michel Temer, in Sao Paulo on May 22, 2016. Rousseff was suspended from office to face an impeachment trial on charges of tweaking government accounts to make them look better as she sought re-election in …

Thousands of Brazilians Protest Outside Acting President’s Home

Thousands of leftist supporters of ousted former President Dilma Rousseff gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday. They want interim President Michel Temer to step down, citing the new government’s call to review the expansive social programs put in place during Rousseff’s tenure.

Brazilian Senator and former President (1990-1992) Fernando Collor de Mello gestures during the debate on suspending and impeaching President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on May 11, 2016. A simple majority in the 81-member Senate will trigger Rousseff's six-month suspension pending trial. A two-thirds majority would then be needed to remove …

First President to Be Impeached in Brazil Voted for Rousseff Ouster

Fernando Collor de Mello knows the Brazilian impeachment process well. In 1992, as president, he faced impeachment proceedings against him for alleged corrupt activity. He stepped down before the Senate could vote him out, has returned as a senator, and voted “yes” to impeach now ex-president Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday.

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In First Speech as President, Brazil’s Temer Vows ‘National Salvation’

Brazil’s new president Michel Temer promised to return trust and “confidence” in the executive government to the Brazilian people in his first speech as president, shortly after Dilma Rousseff was informed that her impeachment was official and she would be forced to step down.

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First Argentina, Then Brazil: Cuba Is Losing All Its Friends

The “Bolivarian Revolution” is facing the biggest challenge in its history, as Latin America’s impoverished people turn on their socialist leaders. With Dilma Rousseff out as Brazil’s president and a recall effort started on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Cuba stands to lose friendships it has taken decades to cultivate in the region.

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Brazilian Researchers: Zika Has Mutated into Something More Dangerous

A new study has allowed scientists to watch the Zika virus destroy nascent brain cells in mice fetuses, proving definitively the link between the virus and birth defects in humans as well as cementing suspicions that the strain of Zika spreading in Latin America is a more dangerous mutation than those seen previously.

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Harvard Public Health Review: Postpone Rio Olympics Until Zika Is Under Control

Blasting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) silence on the Zika virus in Latin America as “deplorable, incompetent and dangerous,” professor Amir Attaran writes in the Harvard Public Health Review that there is no way to continue with the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on schedule without exposing millions to the threat of contracting Zika virus.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of sectoral plans for the mitigation of climate change at the meeting of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change in Brasilia, June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil’s President Does Damage Control on CNN: ‘I Am a Victim’

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has once again called the impeachment process against her a sexist “coup,” lamenting that she will be “very sad” if she cannot attend the Summer Olympics in her country as head of state due to accusations of financial misrepresentation against her.