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August 31, 2016

Dilma Rousseff impeached by Brazilian senate

Michel Temer confirmed as new president after 61 of 81 senators back Rousseff’s removal from office amid economic decline and bribery scandal

Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff has been thrown out of office by the country’s corruption-tainted senate after a gruelling impeachment trial that ends 13 years of Workers’ party rule.

Following a crushing 61 to 20 defeat in the upper house, she will be replaced for the remaining two years and four months of her term by Michel Temer, a centre-right patrician who was among the leaders of

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July 29, 2016

Former Brazilian president Lula to stand trial on obstruction charges

Judge says sufficient evidence exists that Workers’ party conspired with politicians and businessmen to buy silence of former Petrobras official

A week before Brazil hosts the Olympic Games, a judge has ratcheted up political tensions in the country by ordering former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to stand trial on charges of obstructing justice during a vast corruption investigation at the state-owned oil company, Petrobras.

The court case against the Workers’ party founder – who in 2009 helped to win the Olympic bid for Rio de Janeiro [...]

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May 12, 2016

‘No injustice is more devastating’: Dilma Rousseff condemns rivals’ ‘treachery’

Impeachment defeat not the end of suspended president’s fight as she will go on trial for up to six months on charges of doctoring government accounts

There were no tears – at least not from Dilma Rousseff – as she left the Planalto presidential palace after an impeachment defeat that curtails 13 years of Workers’ party rule in Brazil and may well end the political career of the country’s first female president.

Related: A warrior to the end: Dilma Rousseff a sinner and saint in impeachment fight

 
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May 11, 2016

Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment as Brazil’s senate debates – live

Some technical difficulties setting up a giant inflatable Dilma outside FIESP, Paulista pic.twitter.com/zXXeTy46P3

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