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Brazil's Lula says Rousseff can escape impeachment

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff could still wriggle out of a looming impeachment vote, her ally and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Tuesday.

Suspended Rousseff to get Rio Olympics ceremony invite

Rio De Janeiro - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organising committee said Thursday.

Brazil's Rousseff wants new elections

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said she is negotiating a political deal to escape impeachment and wants new elections to decide whether she can finish her term.

Michel Temer's Lebanese homeland fetes his success

Btaaboura - In his ancestral village in Lebanon, Michel Temer's rise to power in Brazil is a source of both pride and amusement in a country with no president of its own due to political deadlock.

How the storm clouds massed for Brazil impeachment

Bras - After months of the storm clouds massing, lightning struck President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday with Brazil's Senate ejecting her from office as it moves towards her likely impeachment.The fight, though, continues.

'We must restore Brazil's credibility': Acting president

Bras - Brazil's acting president Michel Temer said Thursday his new cabinet must work to restore the country's "credibility," in his first address after assuming power from suspended predecessor Dilma Rousseff pending her impeachment trial.

Brazil impeachment: How we got here — where we're going

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday to face an impeachment trial, sending the Latin American giant's political crisis into dramatic new territory.

Brazil's new president names business-friendly cabinet

Bras - Brazil's acting president Michel Temer named a business-friendly cabinet Thursday after his former boss Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office, ending 13 years of leftist rule.

Rousseff urges Brazilians to 'mobilize' against 'coup'

Bras - Dilma Rousseff Thursday urged Brazilians to "mobilize" against what she branded a "coup" to drive her from power after senators voted to launch an impeachment trial against her.

New president, same crises in Brazil

Bras - It could be a short honeymoon for Brazil's interim president Michel Temer, who replaces a deeply unpopular leader but inherits many of the same problems.

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended Thursday to face impeachment, ceding power to her vice-president-turned-enemy Michel Temer in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America's biggest nation.

Brazil president hours from likely suspension in impeachment vote

Bras - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was just hours from probable suspension Thursday ahead of an impeachment trial that could end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil high court rejects bid to halt impeachment

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition from President Dilma Rousseff's government lawyers to halt impeachment proceedings against her, as the Senate debated suspending her from office and putting her on trial.

Brazil's Senate debates impeaching cornered Rousseff

Bras - Brazil's Senate launched a marathon debate Wednesday on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, whose hours in office appeared numbered after the Supreme Court rejected her bid to halt the proceedings.

Families, friends divided over Brazil political crisis

Rio De Janeiro - Like Brazil itself, Dayse Lima's family is deeply split over the political firestorm threatening to force President Dilma Rousseff from power.

Brazil president in last-ditch court appeal to stop impeachment

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to halt a vote in the Senate on opening an impeachment trial and suspending her from office.

Brazil: Leftist deputy asks court to block impeachment vote

Bras - A deputy from the ruling Workers' Party has appealed to Brazil's Supreme Court in an effort to block the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Wednesday's Senate vote.

Brazil lower house to vote on impeachment Sunday: Official

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress will hold its decisive vote on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, officials said.

Rousseff backs huge Brazil anti-corruption drive

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gave her backing Saturday to a corruption probe which has unearthed massive bribery and embezzlement in the country's elite, including at the heart of her own party.

Brazil's Rousseff scores court win in impeachment case

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled that Congress must restart impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff from scratch and overhauled the procedure, in a badly needed win for the embattled president.

Brazil high court to decide Thursday on Rousseff impeachment proceedings

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court said it delayed until Thursday the next step in a case that could lead President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.The decision, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed after the court ran out of time.

Brazilian House speaker sees home raided, ethics probe approved

Bras - The politician spearheading the impeachment process against Brazil's president suffered huge setbacks of his own Tuesday, as police investigating corruption allegations against him raided his home and lawmakers approved an ethics probe.

Brazil impeachment protests downsized but still determined

S - Thousands took to the streets in cities across Brazil demanding that embattled President Dilma Rousseff -- facing a weak economy and calls for her impeachment -- be removed from office.

No 'white knight' to rescue Brazil from political crisis

Rio De Janeiro - Some are charged with bribe-taking, others electoral crimes and one with forming a gang: Meet the men overseeing the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Third of Brazil impeachment commission accused of crimes: Report

Rio De Janeiro - A third of congressional deputies picked for a commission tasked with considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff face criminal investigations themselves, a report said Wednesday.

Brazil's impeachment plot thickens

Bras - Brazil's impeachment plot thickened with speculation rife over whether President Dilma Rousseff will be abandoned by a key ally and the Supreme Court stepping in to put the whole process on hold.

Brazil opposition draws first blood in Rousseff impeachment fight

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court suspended action by a special congressional commission weighing impeachment proceedings against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil opposition draws first blood in Rousseff impeachment fight

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was left scrambling Tuesday to avoid impeachment after a key coalition ally indicated he may desert her and opponents won control of the congressional commission examining her case.

Brazil's Congress launches Rousseff impeachment marathon

Bras - Brazil’s Congress began convening an impeachment committee Monday, putting intense focus on whether President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition partner will remain loyal or take the opportunity to bring her down.

Brazilian political soap opera gets ever darker

Rio De Janeiro - Betrayal, last-minute reprieves, fearless heroes and a doomed relationship between a powerful man and woman -- Brazilians get this every day in their beloved telenovelas.
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