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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.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at the United Nations in New York on April 22, 2016

Brazil’s President Takes Impeachment Defense to UN

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – President Dilma Rousseff voiced confidence Friday that Brazil’s people will “be able to prevent any setbacks” to democracy as she battles a bid to impeach her. “Brazil is a great country endowed with a

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff: My Impeachment Is Sexist

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil is halfway through the process of being impeached, accused of borrowing money to misrepresent the state of her nation’s economy to outsiders. In remarks Tuesday, she once again rejected the claims against her, instead alleging that her impeachment is fueled by “a great amount of prejudice against women.”


Chaos in Brazil: More Than Half of Sao Paulo’s Protesters Want to Impeach Vice President Temer

Brazil’s political turmoil continues two days after the lower chamber of the national legislature voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. A startling poll shows that the overwhelming public support for her impeachment is not antagonism limited to Rousseff, however, but to all leftists in power, as another poll shows strong support for impeaching her vice president, as well.

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‘Tiririca,’ Brazil’s Clown Congressman, Steals the Show at Impeachment Vote

Rep. Tiririca the Clown (PRB – Sao Paulo) is the ultimate outsider politician, a professional clown elected to Congress in 2010 and subsequently awarded best attendance of any of his peers. Naturally, during last night’s impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff, the nation stood transfixed waiting for Tirirca’s vote: a resounding “yes” to impeachment.


Brazil: Congressional Committee Votes to Impeach President

Brazil’s congressional impeachment committee has voted to send a vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff to the House of Representatives’ floor, placing her one step closer to being ousted. The leftist Rousseff’s Workers’ Party is planning rallies in her favor, with police anticipating the nation’s capital will attract thousands of protests for and against the president.


Brazil: Amid Presidential Impeachment Vote, Fight Begins to Impeach Vice President, Too

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, is soon to face an impeachment vote in the nation’s House of Representatives, putting Brazil one step closer to her ouster. Possibly even more destabilizing for the country is one attorney’s efforts to force the legislature to impeach Vice President Michel Temer, as well, as Temer prepares to potentially become head of state.

The International Olympic Committee said Monday it is "monitoring the political developments currently affecting the country," but that it is confident Brazil will put on an "excellent" Olympics

Four Months Before Olympics, Brazil’s Minister of Tourism Resigns

Henrique Alves, Brazil’s Minister of Tourism, has resigned in what is being interpreted as the first of a long exodus of allies of leftist President Dilma Rousseff that may facilitate her impeachment by the legislature. It is not yet unclear who Rousseff will appoint to replace Alves and run tourism operations during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

FILE - In this March 13, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator holds a poster with the photo of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes during a protest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the best of times …

Olympic Commission ‘Closely Monitoring’ Corruption Chaos in Brazil

The International Olympic Commission issued a statement saying it was “closely monitoring” the increasingly unstable political situation in Brazil, but was “very confident” the nation would be able to competently host the Summer Olympics this August regardless of the outcome of weeks of protests demanding impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.


Wiretaps Reveal Brazil President’s Plan to Protect Predecessor with Minister Job

The judge presiding over a massive corruption probe into Brazil’s state-run oil corporation has released audio of wiretaps in which President Dilma Rousseff is heard telling her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, that she has a plan in place to grant him government immunity should prosecutors build a strong enough case to send him to jail on corruption charges.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 16: Demonstrators protest for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and also against corruption being investigated involving resource diversion and money laundering in Petrobras scandal of corruption on March 16, 2016, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had his temporary …

Brazil: Protests Get Violent as Former President Avoids Trial with Promotion

Thousands of Brazilians returned to the streets Wednesday night after an intense weekend of protests to call for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, following the appointment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her Chief of Staff. The appointment partially shields da Silva from prosecution for corruption allegations related to the billion-dollar Petrobras kickback scheme.


Brazil: President Asks Christian Leaders to Mention Zika in Sermons

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff hosted a meeting among leaders of various Brazilian Christian denominations Tuesday, requesting they actively engage their congregation in awareness and prevention methods to combat the ongoing Zika epidemic in the region.

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Zika Economics: Brazil Calls Emergency Meeting of Latin American Trade Bloc

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, is calling an emergency meeting of the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur over the rapid spread of the Zika virus. As the virus spreads throughout the hemisphere, a Mercosur meeting indicates Brazil’s concern for the economic repercussions of such an outbreak as much as the medical ones.