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Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff:  The  lower house of congress voted by 367 to 137 on Sunday night to send her for trial before the senate over accusations that she had broken budgetary laws. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s political crisis shows no sign of abating as President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (WP) signalled they are determined to continuing(...)

Brazilian parliamenarian Bruno Araujo (centre) celebrates with fellow congressmen after his vote in favour of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff was enough to confirm the process. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

When Brazil’s best loved clown Tiririca was elected to congress in 2010 there was much gnashing of teeth among commentators about what his victory sai(...)

Protesters opposed to the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff watch the voting session on television in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and is almost certain to be forced(...)

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff:    battling to save  her presidency. Photograph:  Evaristo Saevaristo/AFP/Getty

After more than a year of twists and turns, in which both sides have accumulated a string of minor victories and defeats, Brazil’s impeachment crisis (...)

 Anti-impeachment protestors attend a rally in support of  Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff in  Rio de Janeiro on Monday night. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A committee of Brazil’s lower house of Congress has voted to recommend the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who faces charges of breaking budg(...)

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addresses teachers and students  in Sao Paulo on Friday as he attempts to garner support for his protégée and successor Dilma Rousseff who faces impeachment.   Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Ahead of one of the most crucial weeks of his political career Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s famous voice had a dry, raspy edge to it as he addressed a (...)

Brazil’s left-leaning government, which has supported Palestinian statehood in recent years, had balked at accepting Israel’s appointment in August of former settler leader Dani Dayan (pictured) as envoy. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

In an embarrassing diplomatic U-turn, Israel has withdrawn the nomination of former settler leader Dani Dayan as ambassador to Brazil, ending a seven-(...)

The headquarters of Odebrecht in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Odebrecht testimony could be particularly damaging for embattled president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil’s biggest construction company has said it will co-operate with anti-corruption investigators in a move that sent further shock waves through (...)

 Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hugs President Dilma Rousseff after he is sworn in as the new chief of staff. Shortly after the  swearing-in ceremony, a judge suspended the appointment. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil moved closer to a full-blown constitutional crisis on Thursday after a federal judge suspended former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s no(...)

Demonstrators  call for the impeachment of  Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: her  Workers’ Party, with its proud history of militant mobilisation, appears to have  lost control of the Brazilian street to the middle class. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Though they have become increasingly common in recent years, gauging the size of public protests in Brazil remains an inexact science. Take the bigge(...)

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