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Brazil prosecutor 'seeks obstruction of justice probe against Rousseff'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open a probe into alleged obstruction of justice by President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian media reported, in a potentially explosive twist to the country's political crisis.

Brazil to end WhatsApp smartphone app blockage: Company

S - A Brazilian court will soon reverse a ruling that blocked smartphone message service WhatsApp for 24 hours, the company said Tuesday.

Rousseff vows crisis won't mar Rio Games as flame relay begins

Bras - Embattled President Dilma Rousseff greeted the Olympic flame in Brazil on Tuesday, promising not to allow a raging political crisis, which could see her suspended within days, to spoil the Rio Games.

Olympic flame arrives in crisis-hit Brazil

Bras - The Olympic flame arrived in the Brazilian capital Tuesday for a symbolic handover that could mark the last big public appearance of Dilma Rousseff as president if she is impeached.

Corruption probe requested against Brazil opposition leader Neves

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor asked the Supreme Court Monday to authorize a corruption investigation of opposition leader Aecio Neves, one of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's top rivals.

Court order shuts down WhatsApp in Brazil, again

S - Irate Brazilians found themselves without the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application for the second time in six months Monday, after a court blocked the service for 72 hours.

Brazil impeachment: Rousseff begins her long goodbye

Rio De Janeiro - Dilma Rousseff greets the Olympic flame in Brazil on Tuesday, but the pomp and ceremony will seem empty to a president likely to be suspended from office just a week later.

Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

S - Brazil's embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

Review: 'In the Shadow of the Hill' gives a voice to Brazil's favelas Special

'In the Shadow of the Hill' feels like it should be some kind of Orwellian fiction — it details a place where police make residents feel less safe all in the name of "pacification."

Rio exhibit celebrates Brazil's 'first' man in flight

Rio De Janeiro - One of Brazil's most famous and eccentric heroes, the aviation pioneer Santos Dumont, lifts off again with an exhibition in Rio's new Museum of Tomorrow.

Will Brazil's mega-crisis hurt the Olympics?

Rio De Janeiro - On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, it feels like a long time since the heady days in 2009 when the city was named to host South America's first Olympics.

Brazil records 91,000 new Zika cases this year

Bras - Brazil has recorded 91,000 new cases of Zika -- which is linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns -- since the start of the year, health officials said on Tuesday.

Majority of Brazilians back snap elections: poll

S - Six out of 10 Brazilians want snap elections to resolve the country's political crisis in which leftist President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment, a poll released Tuesday said.

Rio probes deadly bicycle path collapse

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro authorities on Friday promised an independent probe into the deadly collapse of a clifftop bicycle path that killed at least two people and embarrassed the city ahead of the Olympics.

Brazil's people will 'prevent setbacks' to democracy: Rousseff at UN

New York - 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.

Two dead as path built for Rio Olympics 'upgrade' collapses

Rio De Janeiro - A seaside section of an elevated bicycle path built as part of improvements for the Rio Olympics collapsed, killing two people, after a powerful wave crashed into it Thursday.The tragedy on the $12.

Brazil's Rousseff to address impeachment in UN trip

Bras - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff flew to New York on Thursday to sign a global climate change pact but she will use the international stage to denounce efforts to impeach her.

Brazil court delays ruling on Lula's cabinet job

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court dealt a new blow to embattled President Dilma Rousseff, postponing a decision on whether to let her influential predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, join her government.

Olympic flame lit for troubled Rio Games

Rent - The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days.

Brazil court delays ruling on Lula's cabinet job

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court dealt a new blow to embattled President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, postponing a decision on whether to let her influential predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, join her government.

Latin American leftist parties reject Brazil 'coup'

Managua - A grouping of leftwing Latin America political parties on Wednesday rejected the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, calling it an "institutional coup.

Brazil's leader heads to U.S. amid impeachment fight

Bras - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York on Thursday to sign a global climate change pact -- while she confronts a bruising impeachment fight back home.

Crisis-hit Greeks, Brazilians, ready for Olympic flame

Atenas - Greece, beset by economic difficulties and a migration crisis, will hold a traditional ceremony Thursday for the Rio Olympics as Brazil battles its own political woes.

Brazil's Lula faces test after Rousseff impeachment loss

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court will rule Wednesday on whether former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can join the government of his protegee, President Dilma Rousseff, whose own job hangs by a thread.

Torture-praising politician seizes limelight in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - The growing popularity of a lawmaker who praises torture and military dictatorship is the latest sign of Brazil slipping into unpredictable -- and some say dangerous -- political territory.

Brazilians and the politicians they hate to love

Bras - Brazilians clamoring for President Dilma Rousseff's ouster like to refer to the scandal-tainted politician who launched the impeachment drive in Congress as their "favorite villain.

Brazil leader warns of instability in impeachment bid

Bras - President Dilma Rousseff warned Tuesday that the impeachment process against her will deepen political instability in Brazil and said that sexism played a part in efforts to oust its first female head of state.

Brazil's leader vows long battle against impeachment

Bras - Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Monday to wage a "long" fight against impeachment as Congress moved closer to putting her on trial in a deepening political crisis.

Brazil's impeachment: what happened and what's next?

Bras - With the vote in the lower house of Congress to authorize the Senate to open an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's political crisis enters ever deeper crisis.

Brazil's Rousseff: Ex-guerrilla in fight for political life

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff survived torture as a guerrilla member under the military dictatorship. Four decades later, as president, she's fighting for her political survival.
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