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.

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 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.”

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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.


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.

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 …

Brazilian Senator: President Tried to Buy Silence in Billion-Dollar Kickback Scandal

A Brazilian senator arrested after an investigation implicated him in one of the biggest corruption scandals of the nation’s history accused President Dilma Rousseff of sending one of her closest aids to offer to pay his legal fees if he agreed not to implicate her or other high-ranking officials in the case.

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