Brazil to deploy 25,000 soldiers amid pre-election violence

Brazil will deploy more than 25,000 soldiers for municipal elections Sunday, Defence Minister Raul Jungmann said, amid a wave of political violence that has left three dead in recent days.

Brazil's Senate ousts Rousseff from presidency in historic vote

Brazil's Senate overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office on charges of breaking budget laws, bringing to a decisive end 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers' Party.

Rousseff to Brazil Senate: Vote for democracy, not impeachment

President Dilma Rousseff defended her record in office during her impeachment trial Monday in the Brazilian Senate, rejecting charges of corruption and warning of a break in the country's democracy.

Rousseff impeachment trial gets final go-ahead; vote by September 2

Brazil's Senate gave the final approval for an impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, bringing closer her possible dismissal on charges of manipulating government accounts.

Brazil Supreme Court rejects Rousseff's impeachment appeal

Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by President Dilma Rousseff to block a Senate vote on her impeachment.

Brazil's Rousseff asks Supreme Court to halt impeachment vote

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a last-minute appeal Tuesday to the country's Supreme Court to stop a Senate vote on whether to open impeachment proceedings against her, as her supporters took to the streets in nationwide protests.

Rousseff surprised by move to annul her impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she was surprised by the decision of the interim head of the country's House of Deputies to overturn last month's vote by the lower chamber to impeach her.

Brazil's House speaker annuls impeachment vote against Rousseff

The interim head of Brazil's House of Deputies said Monday that he has overturned last month's vote by the lower chamber to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, citing procedural mistakes.

Brazil's Rousseff vows to fight on after impeachment vote

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she would fight on in the face of a vote by lawmakers to impeach her that has plunged her government into its deepest crisis yet.