Tag: <span>Dilma Rousseff</span>

Brazil House Speaker Faces Calls for Resignation Amid Corruption Charges

Top Story — Brazilian lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha faced intensified calls for his resignation on Thursday after Switzerland announced criminal proceedings against the politician on charges of money laundering […] Read More >

What to Expect From Dilma Rousseff’s UN Speech

NEW YORK — Since 1947, a Brazilian leader has traditionally given the first speech of the United Nations General Assembly debate, a tradition reflecting the storied reputation of the country’s diplomatic […] Read More >

Painful Budget Cuts, Tax Hikes Are Rousseff’s “Last Chance,” Newspaper Says

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is “hanging by a thread,” daily newspaper Folha de São Paulo said in a front-page editorial Sunday, which argues that Rousseff’s government will […] Read More >

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Brazil for Third Time in Six Months

SÃO PAULO — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of major Brazilian cities on Sunday for the third time in 2015, demanding an end to corruption and the […] Read More >

Brazil’s Ex-President Latest Target of Corruption Probe

Top Story — Brazilian prosecutors are reportedly investigating former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for allegedly using his influence abroad to lobby for Brazilian business interests, confirming Silva’s expressed […] Read More >

Wikileaks Reveals Details of NSA Spying on Brazil

Top Story — The whistleblower website Wikileaks has released documents detailing the extent of the U.S. surveillance that targeted Brazil’s president and others, causing a major diplomatic row in 2013. […] Read More >

Brazilian Congress Rejects Controversial Bill Regarding Age of Criminal Responsibility

Top Story — Brazil’s Lower Congressional House voted against a controversial constitutional amendment that would have lowered the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16. The proposed bill, which […] Read More >

Brazil President Courting Investors on Visit to U.S.

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with investors in New York on Sunday ahead of a planned meeting with her U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, the first to take […] Read More >

Brazil’s Inflation Rises as Growth Forecast is Cut

Top Story — The Brazilian central bank issued a dismal economic forecast on Wednesday, predicting a contraction of the gross domestic product by 1.1 percent in 2015 and a nine […] Read More >

Brazilian Construction Titans Arrested in Corruption Probe

Top Story — The heads of Brazil’s two largest construction firms were arrested on Friday in connection with a massive corruption investigation which continues to expand and may soon reach […] Read More >