Brazil’s Lula ordered to stand trial over corruption charges

Brazil’s Lula ordered to stand trial over corruption charges

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras. The crusading judge behind the Petrobras investigation, Sergio Mora, accepted charges filed last week by prosecutors investigating Lula — making him the […]

Brazil’s Rousseff braces for final impeachment vote

Brazil’s Rousseff braces for final impeachment vote

Brazilian senators engaged in marathon debate Tuesday on the eve of voting on whether to strip Dilma Rousseff of the presidency and end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest country. Lawyers on both sides of the impeachment trial dividing Brazil made impassioned closing arguments, followed by final speeches from senators. The vote […]

Brazil’s Rousseff set to learn fate in final impeachment vote

Brazil’s Rousseff set to learn fate in final impeachment vote

Brazilian senators engaged in marathon debate Tuesday on the eve of voting on whether to strip Dilma Rousseff of the presidency and end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest country. Lawyers on both sides of the impeachment trial dividing Brazil made impassioned closing arguments, followed by final speeches from senators. The vote […]

Brazil’s Rousseff set to testify in impeachment showdown

Brazil’s Rousseff set to testify in impeachment showdown

Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff will confront her accusers Monday in a dramatic finale to a Senate impeachment trial likely to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest country. Rousseff’s testimony will come just hours before a final vote to decide her fate, with everything pointing to her being convicted. Rousseff, 68, […]

Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer on Wednesday rejected allegations that represented the first direct link between him and the massive corruption probe at state-run oil company Petrobras. Sergio Machado, former head of a state run-oil subsidiary called Transpetro, said in a plea bargain deal made public Wednesday that Temer asked him to channel $400,000 in […]