Impeached Rousseff Still Able to Hold Political Office in Brazil

Impeached Rousseff Still Able to Hold Political Office in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the Brazilian senate. The controversy that arose after the impeachment vote however, was not about Rousseff being ousted from the presidency but the fact that the senate also voted to allow her to maintain her political rights, and […]

Rousseff’s Impeachment Sparks Reactions in Brazil and Abroad

Rousseff’s Impeachment Sparks Reactions in Brazil and Abroad

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Reaction to former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment on Wednesday (August 31st) came swiftly, both from within Brazil as well as from foreign nations. Abroad, a few Latin American countries criticized the decision to oust Rousseff, but not all reaction was negative. In São Paulo, violence […]

Analysts Doubt Rousseff’s Impeachment will Fix Brazil

Analysts Doubt Rousseff’s Impeachment will Fix Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After months of debates, accusations and justifications, Brazil’s senate is expected to impeach suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday. Although many say that the ousting of Brazil’s first woman president will improve the country’s economic and political situation, others are not as confident. “What we […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Asks Senators to Vote With Their Conscience

Brazil’s Rousseff Asks Senators to Vote With Their Conscience

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost fifteen hours of being grilled by senators, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, reiterated on Monday (August 29th) that she had committed no crime and asked lawmakers to vote with their ‘conscience’. Today the final speeches by the defense and prosecution will be delivered. […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Takes Stand in Her Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s Rousseff Takes Stand in Her Impeachment Trial

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Suspended President in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, takes the stand on Monday in the Senate to defend herself from impeachment proceedings. This is the last chance Rousseff will have to justify her actions before Brazil’s Upper House. The Senate is expected to vote on whether or […]

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

First Day of Impeachment Trial Marked by Turbulence in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first day of the impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, lasted more than fifteen hours with many tense moments between senators pro and against the suspended leader. Rousseff’s defense attorney, former Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo was one of the emphatic speakers […]

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

Brazil’s Senate Approves Mais Médicos Program Extension

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate approved an executive decree which will extend the federal government’s Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program) another three years. The decree allows the more than seven thousand foreign doctors currently in the country to remain in Brazil for the extension of the […]

Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

Final Phase of Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial to Start in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the impending start of the final phase of her impeachment trial on Thursday, suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, on Tuesday continued to vow to fight until the last minute what she calls a ‘coup’ of her government. “You can be sure that this is […]

Opinion: Brazil’s Impeachment – The Final Lap

Opinion: Brazil’s Impeachment – The Final Lap

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon has spent the past few weeks thinking about the truly important things in life (booing French pole vaulters, yelling “Zika” at Hope Solo, trashing service stations, etc.) rather than waste his time on such mundane affairs as the impending impeachment. But, all good things […]

Impeachment Process at Final Stage for Brazil’s Rousseff

Impeachment Process at Final Stage for Brazil’s Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil voted on Tuesday night to go ahead with suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial. With 59 votes for and 21 against, senators approved a report that concluded that Rousseff should be impeached for mismanagement of funds. Now the process enters […]

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