Dilma Rousseff

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A general view of a session of the senate over an impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s senate voted early on Wednesday to indict president Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment (...)

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro began smoothly despite protests on Friday night. The Olympic torch began its final journe(...)

A picture dated June 13th, 2016 shows a general view over Copacabana beach with the Olympic beach volleyball complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On June 29th, mutilated body parts washed up on Copacabana beach, adjacent to the beach volleyball complex. Photograph: Marcelo Sayo/EPA

Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, police said, just meters from where beach volley(...)

Brazil’s finance minister Henrique Meirelles:  is staking his leadership on stabilising the economy and stemming an alarming rise in public debt. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is the root cause of Brazil’s deep(...)

Brazil’s former minister for transparency Fabiano Silveira. Leaked recordings suggest  he conspired to derail an  inquiry into corruption at the state oil company  Petrobras. Photograph: EPA

Brazil’s new minister for transparency became the latest casualty of the Petrobras scandal after leaked recordings suggested he conspired to derail t(...)

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer (right) with his then planning minister Romero Juca on Monday. Mr Juca stepped down later in the day. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s interim government has been rocked by the loss of one of its key figures, planning minister Romero Juca, who stepped aside amid accusations (...)

Joaquim Levy, managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank Group and former finance minister of Brazil, is in Dublin this week. Photograph: Bloomberg

Brazil’s former finance minster Joaquim Levy spent most of his tenure in charge trying to cut the country’s ballooning budget deficit, a move that bro(...)

Brazilian former chief-of-staff Jose Dirceu, gestures during a hearing of the parliamentary committee of the Petrobras investigation. Photograph: Heuler Andrey/AFP/Getty Images

A one-time chief of staff for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday for corruption, m(...)

President Dilma Rousseff has not been impeached. Yet. But she might as well have been. Her suspension as president on Thursday by the Brazilian Senate(...)

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