Impeachment Trial Begins for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Impeachment Trial Begins for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The first witnesses for the prosecution took the stand on Wednesday (June 8th) in the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The witnesses, speaking before Brazilian senators, stated that the Executive branch knew that what it was doing was illegal. The first witness to […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Says Ousting Used to Halt Lava Jato

Brazil’s Rousseff Says Ousting Used to Halt Lava Jato

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s legal team handed in the defense for her impeachment trial on Wednesday, reiterating that she did nothing wrong and adding that the latest set of leaked recordings link the impeachment trial to attempts to halt the mega-corruption Lava Jato scandal […]

Second Cabinet Member Resigns in Brazil Amidst Scandal

Second Cabinet Member Resigns in Brazil Amidst Scandal

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The transparency minister in Brazil, Fabiano Silveira, resigned Monday after recorded conversations showed him criticizing the mega-corruption Lava Jato (Carwash) inquiries and giving advice to those being investigated. Silveira was dubbed by many in the government as interim president Michel Temer’s anti-corruption minister. Silveira is […]

Secret Recordings Cause Political Turbulence in Brazil

Secret Recordings Cause Political Turbulence in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With new segments of the secret recordings made by Sergio Machado, former president of Transpetro, being made public, Brazilian politicians are trying to explain comments and restate their commitment to the Lava Jato (Carwash) mega corruption investigation. President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, tried once […]

Brazil’s Interim President Temer Faces Panelaço Protest

Brazil’s Interim President Temer Faces Panelaço Protest

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer, gave his first TV interview on Sunday night as temporary leader of the country. In several cities all over the country, however, people starting banging their pans in a form of protest against the interview, known as ‘Panelaço’. […]

Michel Temer, Brazil’s New Interim President Takes Over

Michel Temer, Brazil’s New Interim President Takes Over

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Calling for unity and support of the population, Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, asked his fellow countrymen to trust his government and support the reforms needed to overcome the deep economic recession and corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America’s biggest nation. “It is essential […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Suspended for Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s President Rousseff Suspended for Impeachment Trial

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost twenty hours of speeches, Brazil’s Senate voted early Thursday morning to open an impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff. With a vote of 55 for and 22 against, senators decided to suspend Rousseff from her post for up to 180 days while they […]

Brazil’s Senate Votes Today on Rousseff’s Impeachment

Brazil’s Senate Votes Today on Rousseff’s Impeachment

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Today (Wednesday, May 11th) the Senate in Brazil starts to vote on whether or not to launch an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff for mismanagement of funds to hide budget deficits. The session is supposed to last into the night and the odds sway […]

Decisive Week for Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

Decisive Week for Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Senate opens up a decisive week for President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, with Senate president, Renan Calheiros scheduled to read Friday’s decision by a special commission, which voted in favor of opening up an impeachment process against Rousseff. Last week’s decision leads Rousseff […]

President Rousseff Aims at Cunha and Temer in Brazil

President Rousseff Aims at Cunha and Temer in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Several days after Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to authorize the advancement of impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff continued to take aim at her primary antagonists, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), and her Vice President, Michel Temer (PMDB). […]

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