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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff impeached, will be suspended from office

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.

Brazil’s impeachment battle isn’t over, but it’s looking grim for President Rousseff

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.

Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports

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.

Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff got as far as giving her predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a hug after swearing him in as her new cabinet chief before a federal judge suspended the nomination.

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

In a recorded call released Wednesday, Rousseff told Lula that she was sending the papers confirming his ministerial role “in case of need.”

Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors

The worries for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seem to have no end.

‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

More than three million Brazilians, according to police, demonstrated Sunday across Latin America's biggest nation to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets

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.

Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil

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.

Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases

As soon as police raided the home of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and questioned him early Friday, red-shirted activists of his Workers' Party took to the streets.

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