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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(...)

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer (centre) attends a signing ceremony for his  new government ministers at the Planalto presidential palace after the Senate voted to accept impeachment charges against suspended president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images.

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer has called on his country to rally behind his government of “national salvation,” hours after the Senate vote(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva  earlier this year. President Dilma Rousseff says her accounting practices in government were  no different from those of her predecessors. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty

Ask most Brazilians the reasons they think the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, should be removed from office, as opinion polls show they overwhel(...)

Brazil’s vice president Michel Temer applauds Dila Rousseff during her inauguration as president in January 2015.  Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/ EPA

The man poised to become Brazil’s new leader has spent decades in politics and is known for his quiet yet calculating demeanor, fine suits, and a penc(...)

Demonstrators against the impeachment of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff shout slogans during clashes with the police in Brasilia, Brazil, May 11th, 2016.  Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s senate voted on Thursday to put leftist president Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corrup(...)

Embattled Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff speaking at a women’s conference in Brasilia on Tuesday. She is facing an impeachment vote in the senate. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

President Dilma Rousseff was expected to become Brazil’s first leader in more than two decades to be removed from office as the senate began a sessio(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff greets the secretary general of the Organisation of American States, Luis Almagro,   at her office in Brasilia on Tuesday, in what may prove to be one of her final engagements in office. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Tom Hennigan in São Paulo Brazil’s senate is set to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday after a last-ditch effort by her allie(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  was just two days from having her mandate suspended and is circumspect about the turnaround, saying, “I don’t know the consequences.” Photograph: Adriano Machado/ Reuters

Efforts to remove Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff were left in a state of constitutional chaos on Monday after the acting head of the lower house of(...)

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff as the Olympic torch arrives in Brazil on May 3rd. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

It was a melancholy event when President Dilma Rousseff welcomed the Olympic flame to Brazil on Tuesday. Back in 2009 when Rio de Janeiro won the rig(...)

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