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Politics Dilma Rousseff

  • May 31- Brazil's scandal-plagued President Michel Temer has gained some breathing room due to an incipient economic recovery and the failure of his allies to agree on a caretaker to keep his fiscal reforms on track if he is ousted. Temer, who is being investigated for corruption by the Supreme Court, went on the offensive this week to convince Brazilians he is...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, May 31- J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the globe's largest meatpacker JBS SA, agreed to pay a record-setting 10.3 billion real fine for its role in corruption scandals that threaten to oust President Michel Temer, Brazilian prosecutors said. The settlement means that Brazil's three-year sweeping graft investigations...

  • May 31- Brazil's scandal-plagued President Michel Temer has gained some breathing room from an incipient economic recovery and the failure of his allies to agree on a caretaker to keep his fiscal reforms on track if he is ousted. If we see that they are not advancing, then we should quickly look for an alternative government, "Congressman Eduardo Cury, a vice...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, May 31- J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the globe's largest meatpacker, JBS SA, agreed to pay a record-setting 10.3 billion real fine for its role in corruption scandals that threaten to oust President Michel Temer, Brazilian prosecutors said. The settlement means that Brazil's three-year sweeping graft investigations...

  • BRASILIA, May 30- A record soy crop and rising automobile exports probably pulled Brazil out of its deepest recession on record in the first quarter, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, suggesting a slow recovery gained pace before an escalating political crisis threatened to bring down the government. Brazil's gross domestic product probably expanded by 1.0...

  • SAO PAULO, May 29- President Michel Temer urged Brazil's top electoral court to decide quickly on a case alleging illegal funding of his 2014 campaign in order to lift political uncertainty overshadowing a recovery in Latin America's largest economy. Helped by bumper soy and corn harvests, Brazil's economy eked out growth in the first quarter following its...

  • BRASILIA, May 26- Brazil's interest rates will probably be cut sharply this year, the inflation target reduced and a pension overhaul approved even if a corruption scandal topples President Michel Temer, as is widely expected, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. Still, according to most of 38 forecasts in the poll, the central bank is likely to cut its benchmark...

  • BRASILIA, May 25- Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday removed federal troops from the streets of the nation's capital, a day after sending in the army to contain violent protests against his scandal-plagued government. Temer's decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia on Wednesday provoked an outpouring of criticism in a country with raw...

  • BRASILIA, May 25- Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday removed federal troops from the streets of the nation's capital, a day after sending in the army to contain violent protests against his scandal-plagued government. Temer's decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia on Wednesday provoked an outpouring of criticism in a country with raw...

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Key members of Brazil's coalition government are struggling to find a consensus candidate to replace President Michel Temer should he be forced from office by a massive corruption probe that has ensnared scores of politicians and business leaders. Temer, a center-right politician, has refused to resign despite allegations he gave his...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been charged by prosecutors who said the leftist politician was the mastermind behind the country's biggest bribery scheme. Lula, a founder of the Workers Party that controlled Brazil's presidency from 2003 until last year, is already facing five separate trials on corruption charges...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation over a corruption scandal, said he would not step down even if he was formally indicted by the Supreme Court. Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be admitting guilt, "Temer told Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's biggest newspaper, in an interview published on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, May 22- Brazilian markets extended their losses on Monday on fears the country's mushrooming political crisis will derail efforts to pull Latin America's biggest economy out of its worst-ever recession. Currencies and stock indexes across Latin America showed volatile trading amid risk aversion in the region, though Mexico's peso firmed 0.27...

  • BRASILIA, May 22 (Reuters)- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation over a corruption scandal, said he would not step down even if he was formally indicted by the Supreme Court. The scandal has threatened to tear apart Temer's coalition in Congress and leave Latin America's largest economy adrift as the president fights for his...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been charged by prosecutors who said the leftist politician was the mastermind behind the country's biggest bribery scheme. Lula, a founder of the leftist Workers Party that controlled Brazil's presidency from 2003 until last year, is already facing five separate trails on corruption...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation over a corruption scandal, said he would not step down even if he was formally indicted by the Supreme Court. But the Chief Justice Carmen Lucia ruled on Monday that the court would not take up the issue of the recording until Brazil's federal police finish their...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal, will not step down even if he is formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's largest newspaper, on Monday. The scandal has threatened to tear apart Temer's coalition in Congress and leave Latin...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal, will not step down even if he is formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Monday. The Supreme Court has opened an investigation into the revelations that were part of plea bargain...

  • BRASILIA, May 22- Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal, will not step down even if he is formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Monday. Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be admitting guilt, "said Temer, who has said the recording of...

  • Brazil's thriving fintech sector has managed to defy the country's political and economic turmoil.