Brasilia (Brazil) – Corruption allegations implicating Brazilian President Michel Temer and his party are casting doubt on his ability to remain in office and causing the first cracks in his coalition amid growing calls for early elections.
Brazil has taken a major step towards imposing a limit on public spending for 20 years. The Senate has approved the move, a crucial part of an austerity drive aimed at pulling the country out of recession.
Eduardo Cunha, the man dubbed Brazil’s most corrupt, and former speaker of the lower house has been stripped of his seat.
There was tension and some clashes as tens of thousands took to the streets of Sao Paulo – in the latest protest against the new Brazilian President Michel Temer following the Senate’s decision to oust Dilma Rousseff.
Michel Temer appeared to be the main winner in the first round of the Brazilian crisis that has shaken the country since December, but it could be a short-term triumph as his own weaknesses could trip him up.
Dilma Rousseff has been removed from presidential office after Brazil’s Senate voted to impeach her.
Today (August 31) could mark the beginning of a new era for Brazil, if the main prosecutor in suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial has his way.
We are about to witness a “serious violation” of the constitution and a “coup d’etat.” Those, the words from suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, who has been defending herself before the Senate in her impeachment trial.
As witnesses take to the stand in the impeachment trial against Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, political scientist David Fleischer says this is the end of the road for the embattled leader.
Brazil’s Senate has voted to indict the country’s first female president. Dilma Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide large budget deficits.