Category: Brazil

Impeachment Annulment Sends Brazil into a Tailspin

BRASÍLIA — The decision by Brazil’s newly minted lower house speaker to annul — and then un-anul — impeachment proceedings against President Rousseff threw the country into a fresh round […] Read More >

Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha

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 […] Read More >

Brazil’s Opposition Party Split on Decision to Support New Interim Government

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 […] Read More >

Defiant, Rousseff Hopes For a Potential Ally in Senate Leader

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 […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Loses Impeachment Fight in Congress

BRASÍLIA — Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, delivering the most significant blow to date against her efforts to remain in power. A total […] Read More >

Brazil Congressional Committee Votes to Proceed with Rousseff Impeachment

Top Story — The Brazilian congressional committee set up to determine whether President Dilma Rousseff should face impeachment proceedings decided on Monday to uphold the impeachment process by 38 to […] Read More >

Brazilian Judge Rules Vice President Must Face Impeachment, Complicating Succession Plans

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Tuesday ordered Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, complicating efforts by Temer’s party to install him in […] Read More >

Brazil’s Attorney General Calls Impeachment Proceedings Unconstitutional

Top Story — During a blistering speech on Monday that laid out Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s defense against a potential ouster, the country’s attorney general denounced the impeachment proceedings underway […] Read More >

Brazilian Party to Split from Government Coalition, Increasing Likelihood of Rousseff’s Impeachment

Top Story — The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party is expected to officially split from President Dilma Rousseff’s governing coalition on Tuesday, dealing a possibly fatal blow to her presidency. PMDB […] Read More >

In Brasília Protests, “Operation Carwash” Judge and Far-Right Congressman Emerge as Incompatible Heroes

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — On one side, the geeky, understated Brazilian judge overseeing the so-called Operation Carwash investigation into a massive kickback scheme at oil giant Petrobras. On the other, a […] Read More >