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Politics Dilma Rousseff

  • SAO PAULO, April 24- The Spanish and Brazilian governments have teamed up to lay an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to offer fast online and cloud services to citizens of both countries by 2019, underscoring efforts to rout communications outside North America. The cable will also connect the archipelagoes of Madeira, Spain's Canary Islands and Africa's...

  • BRASILIA, April 18- Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci entered talks with federal police to strike a plea bargain deal, in a potential blow to former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's chances of running in next year's election, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo said on Tuesday. Palocci, one of the closest advisers to Lula and former president Dilma...

  • BRASILIA, April 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday he expects some of his ministers to resign after they were implicated in a massive corruption investigation, but said this would not stop his government from approving landmark economic reforms. Eight of Temer's ministers were mentioned by executives of engineering group Odebrecht SA in...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13- A former senior executive of Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht SA has accused President Michel Temer of presiding over a meeting to solicit a $40 million illegal payment in 2010, according to video testimony released on Tuesday. Prosecutors have said Temer cannot be investigated for offenses committed before he assumed the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13- A former senior executive of Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht SA has accused President Michel Temer of presiding over a meeting to solicit a 40 million reais illegal payment in 2010, according to video testimony released on Tuesday. Prosecutors have said Temer cannot be investigated for offenses committed before he assumed...

  • SAO PAULO— Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht paid $40 million to President Michel Temer's party and another party to ensure a contract with the state oil company, according to testimony from a former Odebrecht executive. Marcio Faria's accusation came in plea bargain testimony released late Wednesday as part of the biggest corruption probe in...

  • SAO PAULO— Brazil Supreme Court Judge Edson Fachin has dramatically expanded the scope of a nationwide corruption probe by ordering investigations of 108 people— including eight members of President Michel Temer's Cabinet. —Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha, suspected of charging companies bribes to finance campaigns of the Brazilian Democratic Movement...

  • BRASILIA, April 12- Brazil's President Michel Temer urged lawmakers on Wednesday to push ahead with business as usual, a day after a Supreme Court justice ordered corruption probes into 98 politicians, including leading legislators and a third of his cabinet. Temer avoided commenting on the unprecedented wave of investigations triggered by plea bargain...

  • BRASILIA, April 12- Brazil's President Michel Temer urged lawmakers to carry on with business as usual on Wednesday, a day after a Supreme Court justice ordered corruption probes into nearly 100 politicians, including leading lawmakers and a third of his cabinet. The investigation of eight government ministers, the heads of both chambers of Congress and...

  • SAO PAULO— Embattled President Michel Temer vowed Wednesday that Brazil's government would forge ahead with its work despite a bombshell announcement that corruption investigations have been opened into eight of his ministers, both leaders of Congress and numerous top allies. Brazil's Supreme Court announced late Tuesday that it had ordered probes into...

  • Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a media conference at Uruguay's Frente Amplio party's headquarters in Montevideo, November 4, 2016.

    "This was not something that happened by surprise. It had a clear goal," former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says.

  • BRASILIA, April 10- Brazil's President Michel Temer wants low inflation to be the legacy of his presidency and aims to cut the official target despite pressure from allies to prioritize growth ahead of elections next year, two close aides told Reuters. At 4.5 percent with a band of 1.5 percentage points either side, Brazil's inflation target is one of the highest...

  • BRASILIA, April 6- Brazil's top electoral court must consider the country's plight when deciding a case accusing President Michel Temer of illegal campaign funding, an incoming justice said, suggesting the tribunal should avoid pitching the nation deeper into crisis. Admar Gonzaga, picked by Temer to join the Supreme Electoral Tribunal later this month, said...

  • SAO PAULO, April 6- Falling inventories of goods from steel to ethanol and cosmetics suggest Brazilian firms are finally turning the corner after years of disappointing earnings, potentially extending a stock rally that has so far been built largely on hope. Year-end inventories held by companies on Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell in 2016 for the...

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday decided to hear new witnesses in an illegal campaign financing case that could remove President Michel Temer from office, delaying any verdict in the trial until at least May. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal voted to reopen the landmark case to allow former Finance Minister Guido Mantega to respond to...

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday delayed proceedings in a landmark trial about illegal campaign funding that could lead to the removal of President Michel Temer less than a year after he took over from impeached leftist Dilma Rousseff. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal decided to postpone a verdict until at least May to hear additional...

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday began hearing a landmark case about illegal campaign funding that could lead to the removal of President Michel Temer less than a year after he took over from impeached leftist Dilma Rousseff. It is the first time the TSE will decide on the mandate of a sitting president, and a decision by a majority of the...

  • BRASILIA, March 29- The Brazilian government on Wednesday enacted a bigger spending freeze than anticipated while keeping tax hikes to a minimum as it seeks to reach a fiscal deficit target key to regaining the country's investment-grade rating. Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told a news briefing the government would freeze 42.1 billion reais in...

  • BRASILIA, March 22- The lower house of the Brazilian Congress passed a bill on Wednesday to allow companies to outsource any job, a first move that was fiercely opposed by unions to reform the country's outdated labor laws. "The modernization of our labor laws with outsourcing and temporary work will create a new employment environment in the country and...

  • BRASILIA, March 22- Brazil's government on Wednesday postponed a much-awaited decision on potential budget freezes and tax hikes for this year, saying the final numbers depend on upcoming court rulings that are expected to help the government raise revenues. The government sees a large possibility of tax increases, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told...