Senators in Brazil are still debating whether to try President Dilma Rousseff for breaking fiscal laws. Emotions are running high, as Rousseff's supporters passionately defend her record and accuse the opposition of trying to mount a coup.
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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