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Brazil's Rousseff urges Senate vote against impeachment

"Vote against impeachment, vote for democracy... Do not accept a coup," the 68-year-old leftist leader said.

Aug 30, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela

Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

Jan 30, 2016, 15:01 PM IST

Brazil court hits Rousseff again, fueling impeachment talk

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff suffered a major new setback when a court ruled that her government's accounting practices were illegal, handing ammunition to opponents threatening impeachment proceedings.

Oct 08, 2015, 07:18 AM IST

Brazil Senate passes austerity bill in win for Rousseff

Brazil`s Senate approved a bill to roll back payroll tax breaks on Wednesday that is a key measure in President Dilma Rousseff`s efforts to reduce a gaping fiscal deficit and restore confidence in her government`s accounts.

Aug 20, 2015, 06:39 AM IST

Fresh protests in Brazil against Rousseff, corruption

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday lashed out at Pope Francis for "inappropriate" and "one-sided" comments after he used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

Apr 13, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

Rousseff declares war on corruption in midst of Petrobras scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched an anti-corruption offensive on Wednesday to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras that has implicated her allies and undermined her popularity.

Mar 19, 2015, 02:26 AM IST

Rousseff narrow favourite as Brazilians turn out to vote

Brazilians voted on Sunday for the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy, with opinion polls narrowly favouring President Dilma Rousseff after a topsy-turvy and bitter campaign.

Oct 26, 2014, 23:14 PM IST

Brazilian president leads among women, older voter

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people.

Oct 23, 2014, 10:18 AM IST

Brazil`s President Rousseff launches re-election bid

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff formally launched her re-election bid on Saturday, seeking a second four-year term in October polls amid discontent over World Cup costs.

Jun 21, 2014, 21:59 PM IST

Brazil`s Rousseff lead steady in Presidential race

Brazilian ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff maintained her lead over opposition challenger Jose Serra ahead of a presidential runoff election on October 31.

Oct 27, 2010, 09:56 AM IST