The lines of defense are crumbling for the Brazilian president. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for impeachment proceedings. And the senate continues a somber debate as the minutes count down to a vote that could remove her from office.
A Brazilian court has confirmed the 2017 conviction and extended the nine-and-a-half-year jail sentence for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling is set to undermine Lula's hopes for re-election in 2018.
Over a year after being ousted as Brazil's president by the legislature, Dilma Rousseff seeks reconciliation — not retribution. "We cannot promote revenge in the upcoming election," she told DW recently in Berlin.
Peru's Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition's bid to oust him from power for his alleged involvement in Brazil's corruption scandal. The motion to impeach fell eight votes short.
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.
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