Interim President Michel Temer has quickly appointed an all-male, all-white cabinet, after Brazil's Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff. He has pledged to rejuvenate the Brazilian economy in what Rousseff's supporters claim is 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 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.
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.
Lawyers defending Brazilian President Michel Temer against allegations of corruption have asked the Supreme Court to remove the attorney general from the investigation. Tension between the two has been rising.
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