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Bruce Douglas

Victory in Defeat as Brazil's Top Court Speeds Up Temer Case

A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected a request by lawyers for Michel Temer to suspend the criminal charges filed against him, a decision which may actually benefit the president by paving the way for a swift resolution to the case.

Pre-Election Battle for Brazil Moves to the Big Screen

This Thursday’s Independence Day in Brazil promises less a show of national unity than yet another demonstration of the country’s divisions, with the release of a blockbuster movie facing fire from critics and under investigation by prosecutors.

How to Try a President in Brazil

Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Aug. 2 is scheduled to vote whether to put President Michel Temer on trial after he was charged with corruption by chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot. It is the first time a sitting head of state faces criminal proceedings in the nation’s history. Here is a step by step guide on what happens next.

How to Try a President in Brazil

Brazil’s chief prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, is investigating President Michel Temer for allegedly turning a blind eye to corruption and endorsing hush money based on a secret recording between the president and Joesley Batista, the owner of the meat-packing giant JBS. Temer denies the charges, but if indicted and found guilty, he could lose his job. Here is a step by step guide on how the process would work if indeed Janot presses charges against him.

A Quick Guide to How Brazil's New Political Crisis May Play Out

Brazil plunged back into crisis when the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into President Michel Temer on accusations of passive corruption and obstruction of justice. The allegations are the latest development in Operation Carwash, a sprawling corruption probe that has implicated many of the country’s business and political elite and helped bring down Temer’s predecessor, Dilma Rousseff. Temer has repeatedly denied the allegations, but several opposition legislators have called for impe

How Brazil's New Political Crisis Might Play Out: QuickTake Q&A

Brazil plunged back into crisis when the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into President Michel Temer on accusations of passive corruption and obstruction of justice. The allegations are the latest development in Operation Carwash, a sprawling corruption probe that has implicated many of the country’s business and political elite and helped bring down Temer’s predecessor, Dilma Rousseff. Temer has repeatedly denied the allegations, but several opposition legislators have called for impe

Chaos Takes Hold in Brazil as Markets Sink, Temer Vows to Fight

The impeachment of one president was traumatic. The prospect of two back-to-back spread dread and disbelief across Brazil Thursday as federal police raided politicians’ homes, helicopters droned over the capital city, markets collapsed and a defiant President Michel Temer declared he wouldn’t step down.

Brazil Plunges Back Into Crisis as President Accused

Brazil has plunged back into political crisis, reminiscent of the chaos surrounding last year’s impeachment process, following reports that President Michel Temer was involved in an alleged cover-up scheme with the jailed former speaker of the lower house of Congress.

Brazil's Lula in Epic Showdown With Acclaimed Carwash Judge

Thousands of Brazilians have descended on the southern city of Curitiba for a showdown between one of the most popular leaders in the country’s history and its most famous judge at a hearing that could determine the republic’s future.

Brazil Shrugs Off Latest Corruption Claims

A day after fresh corruption allegations implicated senior politicians from President Michel Temer’s inner circle, Brazil’s top policy makers insisted it’s business as usual.