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, […]

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate early Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for the nation’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in favor, 21 against. The Senate suspended Rousseff, the South American […]

Brazil Senate committee votes to put Rousseff on trial

Brazil Senate committee votes to put Rousseff on trial

A Senate impeachment committee voted on Thursday to put suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial in the full chamber for breaking budget laws, opening the way for her to be removed from office. The 21-member committee voted 14-5 to try Rousseff for allegedly doctoring government accounts to allow more public spending in the run-up […]