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Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff answers to questions during the impeachment trial: A tricky transition awaits her conservative former vice president, Michel Temer, who has served as interim president since the senate trial began in May.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff has been thrown out of office by the country’s corruption-tainted Senate after a gruelling impeachment (...)

 President Dilma Rousseff testifies on the Senate floor during her impeachment trial  in Brasilia, Brasil. Senators will vote in the coming days whether to impeach and permanently remove her from office. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

A defiant president Dilma Rousseff warned Brazilians on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on democracy by using trumped-up charges(...)

Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff will make her last stand this week. Photograph: Andressa Anholete/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s impeachment battle is set to reach a dramatic climax this week as the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, makes a last stand b(...)

Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: Her impeachment, which she has dismissed  as a parliamentary coup, is expected to pass by more than the necessary two-thirds margin of the 81-seat senate. Photograph: Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil’s senators have begun the final phase of impeachment proceedings against left-wing president Dilma Rousseff as the nation’s chief justice warn(...)

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(...)

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