Articles tagged 'dilma rousseff'

Brazil president removed from office 1 September 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 agai...
Rousseff fights for survival at trial 29 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has defended her record during her impeachment trial in the Senate. She is accused of illegally manipulating the budget to hide a growing deficit. Ms Rousseff said her conscience was "absolutely clean" and that she had not committ...
Brazil's president Rousseff suspended 12 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Dilma Rousseff is about to be out of a job -- at least temporarily. An all-night Senate debate in Brazil ended with a decisive result: the country's first female president must step aside while an impeachment trial against her gets underway. That means Rousseff could be on ...
Efforts to impeach Brazil president plunge into chaos 10 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - The fight over President Dilma Rousseff's future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can't go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will. The latest chapter in Brazil's political drama began on...
Brazil president Rousseff vows to fight on 5 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC she is an "innocent victim" and she will fight on as possible impeachment looms. She vowed to "keep fighting... to come back to government if the impeachment request is accepted". Ms Rousseff is accused of manip...
Brazil crisis: Rousseff loses impeachment vote 18 April 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts. The "yes" camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority, after a lengthy session in the capital. The motion will now go...
Impeachment vote deals new blow to Rousseff 12 April 2016 LONDON - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has suffered a blow to her hopes of staving off impeachment proceedings, after a committee voted they should go ahead. The 65-member congressional committee voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment over claims she manipulated government accounts to hid...
Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off 6 October 2014 BRAZILIA - Brazil's presidential race will go to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election. She received 42% of the vote and will face centre-right rival Aecio Neves, who won 34%, on 26 October. In a surprise result, prominent envir...
Brazil 'ready' for World Cup 11 June 2014 RIO DE JANERIO - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her country is ready, on and off the pitch, for the football World Cup which starts on Thursday. In a TV address, she said "the pessimists" had been defeated by the determination of the Brazilian people. She rejected criticism of over...