Rousseff is one of the few top political figures not under suspicion of bribe-taking or other corruption, although her party is accused of involvement in dirty deals. That difference had emboldened Rousseff's defenders and raised doubts among international observers about the legitimacy of the impeachment effort.
A weekend vote by Brazilian lawmakers to impeach President Dilma Rousseff was only one step in the push to unseat her. But the lopsided tally sent a resounding message about the depths of her political collapse.
Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff' reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors, according to a report released Thursday.
Brazilian prosecutors dealt another blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accusing him of hiding assets from authorities just days after a separate probe unleashed a new round of political turmoil in the country.
Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's charismatic ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered outside his house in São Paulo Saturday to show their resolve, a day after his dramatic and polarizing detention for questioning in a corruption probe.