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Politics Dilma Rousseff

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Dec 16- Brazilian federal police sought to question a prominent pastor and carried out arrest and search warrants across the country on Friday as part of an investigation into possible corruption involving 1.6 billion reais in excess mining royalties. Silas Malafaia, one of Brazil's most influential evangelical preachers, is...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 16- Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer's popularity is sinking as the approval rating of his scandal-plagued government drops in the midst of corruption allegations and a prolonged recession, a poll published on Friday showed. Pollster Ibope said the number of people who consider Temer's government "bad" or "terrible" rose to 46 percent...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 15- Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday unveiled a slew of stimulus measures to reduce the debt burden of businesses and consumers struggling with the country's worst recession on record amid growing popular discontent. "We are taking measures to pull the economy out of the recession," Temer said in a briefing flanked by the head of the...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 15- Brazilian President Michel Temer plans to unveil on Thursday fresh measures to ease the pain of consumers and businesses struggling with the country's worst recession on record amid growing popular discontent. Although limited in scope, government officials said the measures aim to appease Brazilians angry at the deepening recession in...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 14- Odebrecht SA's former chief executive Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht has told prosecutors that Brazilian President Michel Temer asked for a 10 million-real political contribution from the company, Folha de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday. The newspaper report did not say whether the alleged donation, which it said was requested by Temer and his...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 13- Brazilian prosecutors and legal advisers of OAS SA are resuming talks for a plea bargain deal linked to the engineering group's participation in a massive corruption scandal, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday. A public relations official for Sao Paulo- based OAS did not have immediate comment. The media office of the Brasilia- based...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 11- Disapproval of Brazilian President Michel Temer's government spiked as the economy failed to rebound from its deepest slump in decades, according to a poll published by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper on Sunday. Temer took over after the ouster of former President Dilma Rousseff, pledging to return Brazil to growth by cutting spending and...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 9- Brazilian President Michel Temer personally intervened behind the scenes to defuse a clash between the Supreme Court and the Senate this week in an effort to ensure the passage of flagship spending cuts that have revived investor confidence. Aides said Temer had been preparing to brief labor leaders about planned austerity measures on...

  • President-elect Donald Trump next week as Brazil looks for business opportunities that could open up if Trump follows through on campaign promises to rewrite a trade deal with Mexico. Brazilian industries, benefiting from a weaker real currency, could increase their market share in the United States if Trump makes good on his threats to rework or withdraw...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- The president of Brazil's Senate refused on Tuesday to accept a Supreme Court injunction removing him from office, pushing the country towards a constitutional crisis as it struggles to end political gridlock and an economic recession. But following a three-hour meeting on Tuesday, the leaders of Brazil's Senate published a letter refusing...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 6- When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country. Instead of hope and change, after 13 years of increasingly feckless government by the leftist Workers Party, even those who enabled...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- The president of Brazil's Senate refused on Tuesday to accept a Supreme Court injunction removing him from office, pushing the country towards a constitutional crisis as it struggles to end political gridlock and an economic recession. But following a three-hour meeting on Tuesday, the leaders of Brazil's Senate published a letter refusing...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 6- When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country. Instead of hope and change, after 13 years of increasingly feckless government by the leftist Workers Party, even those who enabled...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- Brazil's currency and stocks seesawed on Tuesday as a Supreme Court decision to remove the Senate president because he has been indicted on embezzlement charges raised doubts about upcoming votes on the government's austerity agenda. Newspaper O Globo reported that the next president of Brazil's Senate, a member of the opposition, said...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 5- Brazil's Supreme Court on Monday removed Senator Renan Calheiros as president of the Senate after the top court indicted him last week on charges of embezzlement, a court spokesman said, a move that could put the government's belt-tightening agenda in peril. The head of the Senate is the second in line after the speaker of the lower house, as Brazil...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 5- Brazil's Supreme Court on Monday removed Senator Renan Calheiros as president of the Senate after the top court indicted him last week on charges of embezzlement, a court spokesman said. The head of the Senate is the second in line after the speaker of the lower house, as Brazil does not have a vice president at the moment. The change of leadership in...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 2- Engineering conglomerate Odebrecht took out full-page advertisements in Brazil's main newspapers on Friday to apologize to Brazilians for its involvement in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal. More than 70 of its executives, including family patriarch and Chairman Emilio Odebrecht and his jailed son and former CEO Marcelo...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 2- Engineering conglomerate Odebrecht took out full-page advertisements in Brazil's main newspapers on Friday to apologize to Brazilians for its involvement in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal. More than 70 of its executives, including family patriarch and Chairman Emilio Odebrecht and his jailed son and former CEO Marcelo...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 30- Movida Participações SA on Wednesday filed for regulatory permission to sell shares for the first time in the São Paulo Stock Exchange, the second such plan by a Brazilian car rental company this year. The move underscored the resilience of car renting despite Brazil's harshest recession in eight decades, high unemployment and a slump in...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 30- Andrade Gutierrez SA, one of Brazil's largest engineering and business groups, on Wednesday signed a leniency deal with a government agency related to a major corruption scandal. Andrade Gutierrez and antitrust watchdog agency Cade said in separate statements the accord is part of an investigation into engineering works carried out across...