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.
Italian MPs have demanded Brazil extradite the former far-left militant Cesare Battisti. Ex-Brazilian President Lula da Silva rejected Italy's extradition request in 2010, but his protection is now long gone.
Two former leaders of Brazil have been accused of running a criminal organization in a massive corruption scheme. The charges are part of an unprecedented crackdown on corruption in Brazil.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization. As sitting president, he will only face trial if two-thirds of the lower house vote to suspend him.
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.
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