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Brazil's Michel Temer deploys Army as protesters battle police

Brazil's Michel Temer deploys Army as protesters battle police

The scandal has raised chances Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year.
 

Brazilian President names ally to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Brazilian President Michel Temer named the incumbent Justice Minister as his candidate to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court (STF), after Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash last month, the media reported.

Brazil jail bloodshed: Death toll rises to 27, nine inmates injured

Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.

Brazil's new prison riot: Ten inmates killed in gang war

At least 10 prisoners were killed in Brazil`s fifth prison riot this year, the media reported on Sunday.

Mass shooting: Gunman kills 11 including wife, son in Brazil new year's party

Mass shooting: Gunman kills 11 including wife, son in Brazil new year's party

A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year`s party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday.

Body in burned car raises fears for missing Greek ambassador to Brazil

The discovery of a burned-out car in Rio state with a body inside have sparked fears that it might be that of the Greek ambassador to Brazil, missing since Monday.

Cops search for Greek ambassador who went missing in Brazil three days ago

Greece's ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, went missing three days ago near Rio de Janeiro while vacationing with his family, police said on Thursday, asking for information that could help locate him.

Brazil prison clash: Seven inmates beheaded, six set on fire; total 25 killed

At least 25 inmates were killed in a fight between rival gangs in a prison in Brazil, according to police sources.

Brazil`s Rousseff stripped of presidency, Temer sworn in

Brazil`s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country`s presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer, shifting Latin America`s biggest economy sharply to the right.

Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her

Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her

A defiant President Dilma Rousseff warned on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on Brazil`s democracy by using trumped-up charges to oust her and roll back the social advances of 13 years of leftist rule.

Brazil: Indian embassy reception a flop with athletes

It was a reception on India`s Independence Day arranged by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as the Embassy in Brazil.

Brazil's landless movement vows to defeat 'coup' in streets

Brasilia: Members of the MST Landless Workers Movement told Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday they would take to the streets to defeat a plan to oust her in a "coup", as they termed an ongoing impeachment effort in Congress.

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilians march to support Dilma Rousseff against `coup`

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff`s fight against impeachment gathered speed when tens of thousands of people marched nationwide to oppose what they said was a "coup."

Brazil's Rousseff gets relief from Supreme Court, supporters

Brazil`s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to take a corruption investigation into former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva away from a crusading federal judge, as pro-government protests across the country eased pressure on President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil president warns of 'putsch' ahead of impeachment vote

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said today she was the victim of a coup as her allies horse-traded frantically for enough votes to ride out an impeachment drive.

Crowds march against `coup` targeting Brazil`s President

 Supporters of embattled President Dilma Rousseff marched across Brazil on Wednesday protesting what they say is a "coup" aimed at toppling the leftist leader by impeachment.

Brazil far-right protesters call for military coup

Several hundred far-right protesters in the Brazilian capital have called for a military coup against unpopular leftist President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil witnesses flood, 15 dead and more than 40 injured

Brazil is under a catastrophic flood where more than 15 people have died while more than 40 are injured in the incident.

New impeachment request filed against Brazil's president

Brazil's opposition filed a new impeachment petition against President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, accusing her of illegal accounting practices.