Brazil's Chamber of Deputies has voted with a two-thirds majority in favor of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff and her supporters claim the impeachment amounts to a coup. Now the vote will move to the Senate in May.
Indigenous rights are increasingly seen as key to protecting environments like the Amazon. But in Brazil, political instability threatens to push back progress and open up indigenous lands to development.
Brazil's Senate has passed an overhaul of Brazil's labor laws, aimed to kickstart an ailing economy. But political pressure on President Michel Temer may prevent him from staying in office to see the reforms executed.
Brazil's president Michel Temer has successfully blocked corruption charges in Congress. In a vote, the legislature decided not to suspend Temer and ask the Supreme Federal Court to try him for bribery.
An anti-corruption judge ordered assets of former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva frozen after the leader was sentenced to almost ten years in prison for graft. The popular politician remains free pending an appeal.
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