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What went wrong in Brazil?

Bras - At the height of the emerging markets boom, Brazil looked tantalizingly close to finally living down an old joke: that it is the country of the future... and always will be.

Brazil's Rousseff on right side of history: lawyer

Bras - The lawyer representing Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is a giant underdog going into her impeachment trial Thursday, but says he is counting on the weight of history to sway senators in her favor.

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff enters her final battle to win back power on Thursday, when senators open an impeachment trial expected to remove her from office for good.

Brazil's Rousseff demands 'justice' in impeachment trial

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said Thursday she will demand "justice" when she defends herself next week at an impeachment trial.

Brazil's Rousseff to take stand at impeachment trial

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff will take the stand to defend herself at her impeachment trial in the Senate, an aide said Wednesday, setting up a dramatic showdown with her accusers.

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

Bras - Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff admitted she had made mistakes, but said she had done nothing worthy of impeachment in an address just over a week before she goes on trial.

Rousseff judgment hearings to start August 25

Bras - The final judgement phase in the impeachment of suspended president Dilma Rousseff will start August 25, just four days after the Rio Olympics end, the Senate news service said Friday.

Brazil impeachment: How we got here

Bras - Brazil's Senate voted Tuesday to open an impeachment trial against suspended president Dilma Rousseff, making her almost certain to be sacked for good.

Brazil's Rousseff doomed to impeachment: analysts

S - Only a miracle can save recession-hit Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from being sacked for good now that senators have voted to open an impeachment trial, analysts say.

Impeachment trial looms for Brazil's beleaguered Rousseff

Bras - Brazil's Senate voted early Wednesday to hold an impeachment trial for the nation's suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from power.

Brazil Senate debates impeachment end game

Bras - Brazil's Senate debated before voting on whether to send suspended president Dilma Rousseff to an impeachment trial, bringing the Olympic host country's political crisis to a climax.

Brazil Senate debates opening impeachment end game

Bras - Brazil's Senate on Tuesday debated before voting on whether to send suspended president Dilma Rousseff to an impeachment trial, bringing the Olympic host country's political crisis to a climax.

Brazil Senate to vote on opening impeachment end game

Bras - Brazil's Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to send suspended president Dilma Rousseff to within a final step of losing office, bringing the Olympic host country's political crisis to a climax.

Brazil impeachment committee recommends removing Rousseff

Bras - A Brazilian Senate committee voted Thursday to recommend the full upper house remove suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office in an impeachment trial, sending the nation's political drama into its end game.

Brazil impeachment drama crescendos on eve of Olympics

Bras - Brazil's long-running presidential impeachment drama starts to crescendo toward the finale this week just as the Rio Olympics sprints out of the starting blocks.

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.
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