Brazil’s PT calls Bolsonaro’s victory part of a ‘coup’

Brazil’s Workers’ Party president Gleisi Hoffmann calls president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s victory part of a “coup” that began with the so-called “impeachment” of former president Dilma Rousseff. SOUNDBITE

Brazil: the debate continues at court on President Temer’s fate

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) continues to examine on Thursday whether the 2014 re-election of President Dilma Rousseff and her then-vice president Temer should be invalidated because of corrupt campaign funding. If the court votes to scrap the election result, Temer — who took over only last year when Rousseff was impeached — would himself risk losing his office, forcing Brazil’s congress to pick an interim president. IMAGES of the opening of the third TSE session.

‘Coupist Temer out!’: Violence erupts in Sao Paulo during anti-Temer protest

Massive clashes erupted on the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday, as thousands of people protested against the newly appointed President Michel Temer and decried the Senate vote, 61-20, in favour of removing former leader Dilma Rousseff from office.
Police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the crowds. A group of protesters burned a coffin with a photo of Michel Temer. Several injures as well as arrests were reported.

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RAW: Pro-Rousseff protests rage in Sao Paulo denouncing impeachment

Supporters of Dilma Rousseff staged mass protests following the impeachment of the country’s first female president. As Michel Temer took charge of the country, pro-Rousseff rallies took place in at least ten states, with some resulting in violence. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/7o3w

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Rousseff impeachment: Brazil senate votes to dismiss president

After a nine-month impeachment process, Dilma Rousseff has been dismissed as president by the Brazilian senate. The lawmakers convicted her of breaking budget laws.

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Chaos in Brazil as Rousseff’s impeachment is underway

Police in Sao Paulo have used tear gas to disperse a crowd of supporters of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on the day she is set to testify at her impeachment trial to deny accusations of hurting the economy with alleged budget manipulations.

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‘It’s a coup’ Brazil split in two camps over impeachment of president Rousseff

Brazil is currently hosting the Olympics, but the South American nation has been caught in political limbo, as two camps split off – one in favour of its suspended president, the other backing her interim successor. Dilma Rousseff was stripped of her presidential duties for alleged budget manipulations, and the senate has decided she should face impeachment. Officials have voiced some strong opinions on her fate.

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‘Stop coup in Brazil!’ Rio Olympics marred by political protests against interim president

A venomous conflict is erupting in Olympic host Brazil between the interim president and his suspended predecessor. Dilma Rousseff is facing an impeachment process on charges of violating budget laws, however her successor Michel Temer is struggling to govern the country amid low approval ratings.

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