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). […]

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The threat of impeachment loomed closer to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, as a special commission of the country’s lower house voted to approve a report recommending the ousting of the nation’s leader. The commission voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment proceedings be […]

Sports Minister in Brazil Resigns Months Before the Olympics

Sports Minister in Brazil Resigns Months Before the Olympics

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The resignation of sports minister, George Hilton, was announced in a statement by Brazil’s presidency late on Wednesday evening (March 30th). Ricardo Leyser, a senior official in the ministry, was named as his successor on an interim basis. Rumors of Hilton’s resignation surfaced last […]

International Agencies Concerned with Brazil’s Political Stability

International Agencies Concerned with Brazil’s Political Stability

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As tensions rise in Brazil due to the on-going impeachment debate started in the Chamber of Deputies, and rallies pro and against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff intensify, international organizations are signaling their concern. Without taking a position for or against the proceedings entities such as […]

Brazil’s President Rousseff Says She Will Never Resign

Brazil’s President Rousseff Says She Will Never Resign

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although a recent opinion poll showed that 68 percent of Brazilians support the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, she stated that the attempt to remove her from office is a “coup against democracy,” and told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that she will […]

Brazil’s Courts Suspends Impeachment Process After Scuffle

Brazil’s Courts Suspends Impeachment Process After Scuffle

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Opposition leaders had little time to celebrate winning the chance to head a special committee in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies which will decide whether or not to start impeachment proceedings against Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff. Hours after the turbulent vote, the country’s Supreme Court decided […]

Impeachment Proceedings Opened Against Brazil’s President

Impeachment Proceedings Opened Against Brazil’s President

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The speaker of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, accepted on Wednesday a request to open impeachment proceedings against the country’s leader, President Dilma Rousseff. Cunha stated that there was evidence that the President had violated Brazil’s fiscal laws and manipulated government finances. Although both […]

Difficult Week Ahead in Brazil for President Rousseff and Cunha

Difficult Week Ahead in Brazil for President Rousseff and Cunha

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Still trying to digest the negative political outcomes of last week and preparing for what promises to be another turbulent political week, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spent her long, three-day holiday weekend meeting with top aides to discuss the country’s current political scenario. This week […]

The 2016 Budget Plan in Brazil Pressures Congress

The 2016 Budget Plan in Brazil Pressures Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To get the approval of what is being called by many supporters as the ‘most transparent budget bill’ ever to be drafted, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she is willing to visit Congressional representatives to explain the document. The 2016 budget bill announced […]

Protesters Take to the Streets in Brazil Against Rousseff

Protesters Take to the Streets in Brazil Against Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesters took to the streets in hundreds of Brazilian cities on Sunday, August 16th to demonstrate against the Rousseff Administration and corruption, many calling for the impeachment of the President. The largest crowd was seen in São Paulo city, where official sources say more than […]

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