Rousseff impeached, Temer takes office

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The national spirit Brazil had during the Olympics quickly came to a halt as the impeachment of its former President Dilma Rousseff was finalized. This will be the second impeachment out of four presidents Brazil has elected since returning to democracy in 1985. The Brazilian Senate impeached Rousseff for illegally manipulating government accounts. She had been found guilty of moving funds between government budgets which is illegal under Brazilian law. Some say her purpose for doing so was to plug deficit holes in popular social programs to boost her chances of being re-elected for a … Continue reading Rousseff impeached, Temer takes office

Brazilian impeachment trial begins

By: Aaron Robinson ~Staff Writer~ Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was dislodged, but not yet removed, from office after an impeachment trial was called as a result of allegations regarding the breaking of budget rules. Rousseff is accused of taking illegal state loans in order to repair holes in the country’s budget. The charge was brought to the attention of Brazil’s Senate by political rivals in the far-right party, which President Rousseff called a “coup d’état” against the left-winged Worker’s Party. Her main political rival is the former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, who is also the head of the … Continue reading Brazilian impeachment trial begins