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BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography

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Marina Silva was born 8 February 1958, was Minister of Environment of Brazil from 2003 to 2008. Read Marina Silva Biography.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll 0

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery 0

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes 0

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations 0

“Temer is the leader of a lower house criminal organisation,” Época quoted Batista as saying. “Those who are not under arrest are in the government. They’re very dangerous.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election 0

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

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Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer 0

Temer took over in 2016 after Rousseff was impeached. But if the court rules against him, he too may be forced to step down, plunging Brazil into its second leadership crisis in just over a year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again 0

Lula has already said publicly that he wants to run in 2018, but has not yet made it official to avoid compounding his legal problems, aides said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation 0

Temer could also be forced out if an electoral court annuls the 2014 re-election of Rousseff and Temer, her running mate, on accusations the ticket was funded by illegal campaign donations.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’ 0

Temer’s coalition partners and members of his own party are seeking agreement on a caretaker to replace the scandal-plagued president, who they see as too damaged to govern.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

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Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest 0

“At this moment, federal troops are already here in [the Foreign Ministry],” Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said in a brief televised statement on Wednesday, adding that soldiers would soon be arriving to protect all ministry buildings.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage 0

Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a year after he took over in the wake of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff’s own impeachment.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Temer

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Temer strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing and told allied lawmakers in a morning meeting that he would not be driven from office.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says 0

Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who held the office between 2003 and 2011, faces five court cases related to Operation Car Wash that could bar him from running – something his supporters have branded a witch hunt.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May 0

“There is no way to vote it (on the floor) this week or next,” Maia told Brazilian news radio network CBN.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff 0

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht

BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Scandal is Business as Usual for Odebrecht 0

“All of this is institutionalized,” Emilio Odebrecht said. “It was a normal thing and it has been going on for 30 years.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest 0

The violent clash, during which the guards used pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, illustrated the unpopularity of the reform proposal that is central to President Michel Temer’s austerity agenda.

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