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Politics Dilma Rousseff

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— The Latest on Brazil's political crisis:. Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. It was the first appearance since the Globo newspaper published a report Wednesday night that Temer was recorded supporting payments to former...

  • BRASILIA, May 18- Brazilian President Michel Temer resisted calls to resign on Thursday after allegations that he condoned the bribery of a potential witness in the massive "Car Wash" graft investigation, news that sent markets tumbling and raised doubts that Congress would pass his austerity measures. "We need to see what the Supreme Court says and whether it...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption. Even in this country weary from the constant drip of revelations of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, the incendiary accusation set off...

  • BRASILIA, May 18- Brazil's top prosecutor on Thursday requested the Supreme Court's permission to arrest Senator Aecio Neves, a key government ally and 2018 presidential hopeful, a source familiar with decision told Reuters, after reports that he was recorded asking a powerful businessman for money. Brazilian police early on Thursday searched the homes of...

  • BRASILIA, May 17- Brazil's government has agreed to reduce farmers' unpaid tax bills and lower an agricultural tax, an official close to the negotiations said on Wednesday, in a nod to the politically powerful farm lobby. The help comes a day after President Michel Temer slashed debts that states and municipalities owe in pension contributions, in an effort to win...

  • May 3- Fallout from a series of corruption probes involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht S.A. is slowing down infrastructure development and creating negative spillovers across Latin America, Moody's Investor Service said on Wednesday in a report. Odebrecht is at the heart of Brazil's bribery and kickback probe, known as Lava Jato or Car Wash, which...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. "It is important for us to send a message to the government that the country is watching what they are doing, taking away...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures hobbled public transport in several major cities and closed schools, car factories, banks and other businesses across the country. But the government argues economic reforms are needed to pull Brazil out of its worst recession on...

  • BRASILIA, April 26- Brazil could decide to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as soon as next month, officials told Reuters, as President Michel Temer seeks its seal of approval for reforms to Latin America's largest economy. If approved by the OECD Council, Brazil would become the biggest emerging market member of the group and the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...