A congressional committee has recommended the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. This paves the way for a vote in the lower house on whether she will face trial. Rousseff is accused of manipulating government accounts.
Against a backdrop of rising deforestation and violence against activists, environmentalists are accusing Brazil's president of pushing legislation that will benefit loggers and land-grabbers in the Amazon region.
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.
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.
A congressional committee has rejected a report calling for Brazilian President Michel Temer to be suspended from office. A massive corruption scandal has already seen ex-president Lula sentenced to almost ten years.
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