Visitors of '100' can meet families evicted by the Rio Olympics

Last week, Brazilian journalist Natalia Viana went through one of her longest commutes in Rio de Janeiro. She started in the eastern neighborhood of Botafogo, where she directs the investigative website A Publica. She took a train that would transport her to Campo Grande station in western Rio de Janeiro, two hours away. Once at…

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (Image: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr, CC BY 3.0 BR)

Top Story — Brazil’s Senate has voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and begin an impeachment trial over accusations that Rousseff manipulated the country’s budget to cover up economic troubles. LAND’s Brazil-based editor Cleuci de Oliveira was in Brasília for the impeachment vote. Her report examines last night’s impeachment vote and the process that led…

Suspended President Dilma Rousseff and her former Chief of Staff Jacques Wagner look out towards Brasília's Monumental Axis from Planalto Palace on Wednesday. (Image: Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil)

BRASÍLIA — The Brazilian Senate voted to approve an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday morning, following a marathon session that began on Wednesday and lasted nearly 22 hours. The Senate’s vote draws months of political dealing and sudden twists to a close. Rousseff is now forced to step down for up to…

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (Image: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil)

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment vote in the Senate today that will likely see her removed from power. The vote will mark a watershed moment in Brazilian politics after months of political wheeler-dealing, name-calling and last-minute legal maneuvers by both the president’s supporters and opponents. Wednesday’s vote will follow a…

Brazil's Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha. (Image: PMDB Nacional)

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court minister suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office on Thursday over Cunha’s alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. Cunha stands accused of taking $5 million in bribes as part of the scheme. Thursday’s decision puts a spin on the seemingly non-stop…

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and the Senate leader Renan Calheiros. (Image: Brazilian Senate, CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — Looking ahead to a 2018 presidential run, Brazil’s largest opposition party is split on the degree to which they will support a provisional government in the likely case that President Dilma Rousseff is impeached through a Senate vote on May 12. Senior members of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) said Monday…

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and the Senate leader Renan Calheiros. (Image: Brazilian Senate, CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday spoke out against the decision the night before by the lower house of Congress to proceed with her impeachment, vowing to fulfill her mandate until she is forced to step down, The Associated Press reported. After 367 of the 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies…