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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes a statement about the accussations of corruption against him during a meeting in Sao Paulo last week.  Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

The stage has been set for the most politically charged court case in Brazil’s modern history after a judge ruled that former president Luiz Inácio Lu(...)

Brazil’s then president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the launch of a Petrobras platform  on the Brazilian coast on the Atlantic in October, 2010. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

In 2014 when the investigation into corruption at Brazil’s state oil giant Petrobras was still in its initial stages a former senior manager at the fi(...)

Former speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha: faces imminent arrest as part of the probe into corruption at Petrobras. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

One of the principal architects of the impeachment of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was expelled from the country’s Congress on Monday nig(...)

Brazil: A success story gone sour

The Senate impeachment on Wednesday of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff – by 61-20 – was above all a political vote of no confidence in the politics (...)

Impeached president Dilma Rousseff delivers her farewell address in Brasília on Wednesday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

And so Brazil’s impeachment crisis of 2014-2016 is over. Having dragged on for so long, when the decisive moment finally came on Wednesday afternoon t(...)

President Michel Temer waves as he takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31st, 2016.  Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer, shifting Latin America’s biggest economy sharply to the right. Photograph: Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

Michel Temer was sworn in as Brazil’s new president after Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office following a year-long fight that has split the nation(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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