Dilma Rousseff’s Speech to Federal Senate 29, 2016 August

The president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, was on Monday (29) in the Brazilian Senate for more than 14 hours, personally defending herself from a supposed crime of responsibility. In her opening speech, she denied the crimes alleged against her and declared, “I would never attempt against what I believe in or practice actions that went counter to the interests of those who have elected me”. Read below: Your Excellency Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court Ricardo Lewandowski,Your Excellency President of the Federal Senate Renan Calheiros,Your Excellencies (Senators),Women and Men…

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Brazilian Senate moves forward with Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazilian Senate President Renan Calheiros announced his decision to move forward President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment process in the Senate, ignoring the decision of acting lower house speaker Waldir Maranhão, who annulled the session at the Chamber of Deputies in which the case was approved. Calheiros considered Maranhão’s act as a »joke with democracy« and demanded to proceed with reading at the Senate floor of the report from the special committee, in favor of impeachment, approved by the Chamber of Deputies.

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Lower house approval of presidential impeachment annulled

The acting speaker of Chamber of Deputies, Waldir Maranhão, has annulled the April 15-17 session of the lower house that approved the impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and saw the case move ahead to the Senate. The annulment, announced by the presiding officer of the house on Monday (May 9), complied with a request from the Attorney General’s Office (AGU). Maranhão has asked Renan Calheiros, president of the Senate where the impeachment proceedings are now being handled, to send back the case to the Chamber of Deputies. He has…

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Brazilian deputies vote for coup against Rousseff

By 367 votes, the floor of the Chamber of Deputies approved the admissibility of President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment request on Sunday (Apr. 17) evening. Deputies were namely called to vote according to the order imposed by internal rules of the Chamber of Deputies, from the North to the South Region. Deputy Abel Galinha (member of the opposition party Democratas) was the first to record his vote, and he said “yes” to impeachment. The impeachment request, signed by the lawyers Miguel Reale Jr., Janaína Paschoal and Hélio Bicudo, was accepted by…

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