Brazilian president Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil was plunged into a new constitutional crisis on Monday night when Michel Temer became the first serving president to be formally charged with c(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer (right) and Romero Jucá, a former minister of planning: Jucá’s lightning fall caps a rocky start as president for Temer who was the target of widespread criticism after he unveiled Brazil’s first all-male cabinet in more than three decades.  Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

After less than two weeks in office the new administration of Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is already in trouble. On Monday, just 11 days (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

An anti-government demonstration in   Sao Paulo recently. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Cadena Ovalle

During her re-election bid Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff made great political capital by attacking her country’s elite, bankers, The Economist and(...)