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Acting president Temer vows to get Brazil ‘back on rails’

Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer vowed to get Latin America’s largest economy back on track after a cascade of crises put an end to 13 years of leftist rule.

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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff impeached, now what?

Dilma Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide budget deficits and bolster an embattled government.

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Brazil Senate likely to back impeachment case against Dilma Rousseff

Only a simple majority of the 81-member Senate is required to suspend Rousseff for six months pending judgement on charges that she broke budget-accounting laws.

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Explained: Why Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment

The Associated Press explains what’s behind the movement to oust her, and how it could play out.

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Effort to impeach Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff plunges into chaos

If a simple majority of senators decides in favor, Rousseff will be suspended and Vice President Michel Temer will take over until a trial is conducted.

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Brazil house speaker annuls presidential impeachment vote

Dilma Rousseff is battling impeachment over allegations that her government violated fiscal rules, in what critics say was a bid help artificially hold up the country’s flagging economy.

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Now, Punjab wants to import ‘better’ Gir bull semen from Brazil

Dairy farmers blast govt move, call it ridiculous

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Caio Julio Vasconcelos who was born with microcephaly undergoes physical therapy at the Institute for the Blind in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Researchers say the Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of “grave outcomes” for developing babies than previously reported and that threats can come at any stage of pregnancy.  (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

Brazil: Zika outbreaks tops 91,000 cases

Between January 3 and April 2, 91,387 suspected cases of Zika were reported, with a disproportionate share (30,286) in the poorer northeast of the country, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

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Brazil President will appeal to trade blocs over impeachment

Speaking to reporters, Rousseff said both the Mercosur and Unasur trade blocs have democracy clauses that she will invoke if there should be what she charged would be “a rupture in democracy” in her country.

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Beaten in Congress, Brazil’s Workers Party turns to the streets

Many Brazilians blame the Workers Party’s economic stewardship for worsening the deepest recession since the 1930s, which has thrown millions out of work and pushed unemployment to more than 10 percent of the workforce.

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Brazil in crisis after President Dilma Rousseff impeachment vote

Rousseff’s opponents reached the 342-vote mark needed to send her impeachment to the Senate for trial, a major step towards potentially ending 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in the divided nation.

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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff mounts late bid to block impeachment vote

Dilma Rousseff had been scratching around for support in the lower house of congress, which is scheduled to vote Sunday on whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings.

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Brazil’s President Rousseff pledges unity govt as impeachment momentum grows

A stream of defections from Rousseff’s coalition makes it increasingly likely she will lose Sunday’s ballot in the lower house of Congress on whether she should face trial in the Senate over accusations she broke budget laws.

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff decries conspiracy as impeachment advances

A congressional committee voted on Monday by a larger-than-expected margin to recommend that Rousseff be impeached for breaking budget laws to support her re-election in 2014.

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