President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil set for close impeachment vote

Brazil's lower house of Congress is due to hold a crucial vote on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts for political gains.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Impeachment trial for Brazila’s Rousseff

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is to face trial after the Senate voted to impeach and suspend her. Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016
USA

Brazil set for close impeachment vote

Brazil's lower house of Congress is due to hold a crucial vote on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts for political gains.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

Brazil's Rousseff makes last-minute bid for support

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has held last-minute talks with lawmakers - a day before Congress votes on whether to impeach her.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Rio Olympics 'to go ahead' despite virus

There is no chance that the Rio Olympics will be cancelled because of a Zika virus outbreak, Brazil says.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Massive anti-corruption rally in Brazil

Hundreds of thousands of people joins peaceful demonstrations across Brazil against government corruption.

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

Brazil femicide law signed by Rousseff

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signs new law which sets tough new penalties for the killing of women and girls