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 […]

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

Pro and Anti Rousseff Protesters Take to Street in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although much smaller than in earlier rallies, Brazilians in more than twenty states went to the streets on Sunday to protest against or support suspended Dilma Rousseff. Protesters took time off from the Olympic fever sweeping parts of the country to focus on the on-going […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Not Expected to Attend Impeachment Hearings

Brazil’s Rousseff Not Expected to Attend Impeachment Hearings

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprise move, suspended President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday through a social media account that she would not attend Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing examining arguments for her impeachment. Rousseff said she would be filing her defense in writing to be read by her lawyer, […]

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’. […]

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