Lula, is under investigation for allegedly benefiting, in the form of payments and a luxury apartment, from the corruption scheme uncovered at the state run oil company.
Analysts say that the move may get votes of undecided senators in her favor in the impeachment trial
Many of the passengers were university students commuting from the city to smaller towns.
Acting President Michel Temer wants Rousseff to return to power before Rio Olympics
The recording reveals Silveira talking to Senate President Renan Calheiros and Sergio Machado, the president of Petrobras subsidiary Transpetro, criticising a probe into graft at state oil giant Petrobras.
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.
Dilma Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide budget deficits and bolster an embattled government.
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.
The Associated Press explains what’s behind the movement to oust her, and how it could play out.
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.
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.
Dairy farmers blast govt move, call it ridiculous
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.
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.
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.