Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

May 4, 2016

Brazil begins Olympic torch relay

Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got under way with protests highlighting the country’s deep political and economic crisis. Rousseff presided over the flame ceremony in Brasilia, even though she faces impeachment and is ...

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Brazilian lawmakers on Sunday authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America’s biggest country into profound political crisis. Opposition deputies in the lower house of Congress needed 342 of the 513 votes, or a two-thirds majority, ...

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

Mar 14, 2016

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader. The demonstrations were the latest in a wave of anti-government ...