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Tag: Impeachment

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – Three years ago, the Curmudgeon published a comment describing Brazil's biggest problem: the 1988 Constitution created an essentially parliamentary system with institutional features that hinder governance under a presidential system. That continues to...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a bizarre latest twist of Bolsonaro's embattled government, Brazilian congressman Marco Feliciano, of the Podemos party, has started an impeachment process against sitting vice president Hamilton Mourão. Feliciano submitted the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s City Council rejected on Thursday, a request for the start of an impeachment process of mayor, Marcelo Crivella. Crivella was accused of a lack of administrative...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s city council announced on Tuesday it was suspending its mid-year recess to analyze two impeachment processes against Mayor Marcelo Crivella. Crivella is accused of promising to...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, May 17th, Brazilian documentary "O Processo" (The Trial, 2018) made its big-screen debut in Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, the documentary narrates the controversial downfall...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (August 2nd) the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil rejected charges of passive corruption against President Michel Temer. With the result, Temer will not face a Supreme Court trial and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Yesterday Brasilia registered a wave of meetings and late-night dinners as both government allies and opposition try to garner votes from representatives of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, which today (Wednesday...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, by a 4-3 decision, Brazil’s highest electoral court (TSE) decided to absolve the Dilma/Temer 2014 campaign ticket of charges that they had abused the powers of office by receiving...
Opinion by Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I’ve rarely been as depressed about Brazil’s future as I was watching the giant Brazil-wide protests May 30th against Brazilian President Michel Temer. On the surface at least, the rallies were a...

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