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Brazil's Rousseff refuses 'secondary role' at Olympics

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff said Monday she will insist on being treated as the country's president at the Olympic Games despite having been suspended for an impeachment trial.

Brazil interim president promises 'democracy' showcase

Bras - Brazil's interim president, who faces accusations of using an impeachment drive against Dilma Rousseff to mount a coup, promised Wednesday that the upcoming Olympics will showcase the country's democratic credentials.

Leader of Rousseff impeachment drive resigns Brazil speaker's post

Bras - Eduardo Cunha, the Brazilian politician who spearheaded the drive to impeach suspended president Dilma Rousseff, on Thursday resigned from his post as congressional speaker as a corruption probe closed in on him.

Brazil's Rousseff files defense as impeachment looms

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff rejected attempts to impeach her as an "injustice" in a defense filing Wednesday, as a decision on her political fate moved a step closer.

Rousseff offers written defense at impeachment hearing

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said she will not appear in person at a hearing Wednesday of a commission handling impeachment proceedings against her, but will defend herself in writing.

Brazil impeachment vote to follow Olympics: Official

Bras - Legislators will vote on removing Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office just days after the Olympic Games end in Rio, the Senate president said Thursday.

Friends of Brazil's Rousseff launch crowdfunding effort

Bras - Dilma Rousseff is getting a little help from her friends.Two leftist supporters of the suspended Brazilian president on Wednesday launched a project to crowdfund her campaign against her removal from office.

Brazil delays impeachment until after Olympics: Report

Bras - A vote on whether to remove Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office will be postponed until after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a report said Wednesday.

Brazil acting president pushes for quick Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's interim government on Thursday pushed for speeding up the impeachment process against suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who could be forced from office just as Rio starts hosting the Olympic Games.

Rousseff's gone but her portraits remain — or do they?

Bras - When suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cleared her desk, said goodbye to staff and surrendered her office to her bitter enemy Michel Temer, Brazil's traumatic power shift was complete.

Brazilian women angry at all-male new government

Bras - Brazilian interim President Michel Temer's post-impeachment government is not a day old and already has an image problem. Where are the women?

Tears, a final kiss and 'sad' Rousseff quits presidency

Bras - Tears flowed when Dilma Rousseff addressed the nation for a last time Thursday before driving away from Brazil's presidential palace to the chanting of supporters.The tears weren't Rousseff's though.

Ghostly emptiness haunts Rousseff's offices before impeachment

Bras - A ghostly emptiness haunted the normally bustling surrounds of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's offices Wednesday in the final hours before the Senate was expected to suspend her for an impeachment trial.

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

Bras - Brazil's Senate is set to start voting Wednesday on whether to open an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff.

Rousseff vows to serve out term, ahead of Brazil impeachment vote

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Tuesday to serve out her full term, on the eve of a Senate vote on opening an impeachment trial that could mark her last day in office.

Clock ticks down on Brazilian president's impeachment vote

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced what could be her final hours in power Tuesday on the eve of a Senate vote on whether to suspend her from office for an impeachment trial.

Rogues' gallery to decide fate of Brazilian leader

Rio De Janeiro - One Brazilian is accused of taking bribes, another with hiding a secret bank account, a third with trying to help a man escape prison.So who are they -- hardened conmen? Mobsters?

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

Bras - President Dilma Rousseff is expected to be suspended from office next week for the start of an impeachment trial that will bring Brazil's political crisis to a climax.

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.

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.

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.

Opposition brings down Rousseff, but can it lift Brazil?

Rio De Janeiro - Firing confetti, singing and cheering, Brazilian opposition politicians were in party mood after voting to authorize an impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff. But the hangover looks painful.

Brazil's impeachment saga: Six key moments

Bras - The impeachment battle against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been waged in the streets, in Congress and in the courts.

Brazil VP 'accidentally' releases post-impeach speech

Bras - Brazil's vice president -- who would take over if Dilma Rousseff is impeached -- on Monday accidentally released the speech he'd give to the nation if she were forced to stand aside, reports said.

Brazil's impeachment saga: Six key moments

Bras - The impeachment battle against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been waged in the streets, in Congress and in the courts.

Brazil capital ramps up security for impeachment vote

Bras - Workers erected barricades Sunday along Brasilia's Esplanade of Ministries to separate supporters and opponents of President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, on the eve of a crucial vote on her political fate.

Rousseff seeks allies as Brazil impeachment vote looms

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday she would not reshuffle her cabinet until after a congressional impeachment vote as she fights for her political survival.

Brazil president mounts final plea against impeachment

Bras - The top attorney for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government made his last stand Monday against the effort to impeach her, lambasting the case and warning of a stain on democracy.

Brazil's ex-president Cardoso backs Rousseff impeachment

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said Sunday he supports impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, calling it the will of the people.

Impeachment looming? Brazil political crisis explained

Rio De Janeiro - Complex corruption scandals have plunged Brazil into political instability, with leftist President Dilma Rousseff facing impeachment proceedings and her iconic predecessor and mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva risking jail.
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