Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
Nicolas Maduro

After Brazil, Will Venezuela Be Next to Remove Its President?

Throughout Latin America, there is talk about presidential interruptions, again. In the last seven years, four presidents have left office prematurely – Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, Fernando Lugo in Paraguay, Otto Pérez Molina in Guatemala, and now Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Many analysts think that Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is next. However, there is good … Read more After Brazil, Will Venezuela Be Next to Remove Its President?

Dilma Rousseff

A Final Defense of Dilma Rousseff

Back in March 2014, when the Petrobras scandal was just getting started, some of President Dilma Rousseff’s top aides saw a golden opportunity to kill the investigation – or at least badly wound it. Márcio Anselmo, the Federal Police deputy in charge of the probe, had given an interview (which can be seen here) to … Read more A Final Defense of Dilma Rousseff

Dlima/Cunha

Podcast: Brazil’s House of Cards Is Falling for Cunha and Rousseff

Also available for download for Apple iOS and Android. Brazil’s house of cards is falling. Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the lower house of Congress – and third in line to the president – was suspended today for obstructing a corruption investigation, days before Dilma Rousseff herself is expected to be suspended. Reuters’ senior correspondent in Brasília Anthony … Read more Podcast: Brazil’s House of Cards Is Falling for Cunha and Rousseff

FHC

Podcast: Cardoso Says Impeachment ‘Not a Happy Day … But It Was Necessary’

Also available for download through the App Store and on all Apple devices. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, president of Brazil from 1995 to 2002 and still an important leader of the opposition, defends the decision by Congress to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Speaking with AQ editor-in-chief Brian Winter late Sunday as the final votes were being cast, Cardoso … Read more Podcast: Cardoso Says Impeachment ‘Not a Happy Day … But It Was Necessary’

Dilma and Lula

Podcast: Rousseff Won’t Go Quietly, Even If She Loses Impeachment Vote

Also available for download through the App Store and on all Apple devices. Even if she loses Sunday’s impeachment vote, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to keep fighting for her job, says one of the people who knows her best. Thomas Traumann, a political analyst who until 2015 was Rousseff’s spokesman, explains why investors … Read more Podcast: Rousseff Won’t Go Quietly, Even If She Loses Impeachment Vote

Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer

Brazil’s Impeachment: Who Are the Swing Voters in Congress, And What Do They Want?

Proceedings to oust Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff have been underway for a week, and the battle lines are becoming clear. Rousseff appears to have enough support among the 28 parties in Congress to block impeachment over her alleged misuse of public funds. But that could change. Rousseff’s fate will ultimately rest in the hands of several … Read more Brazil’s Impeachment: Who Are the Swing Voters in Congress, And What Do They Want?

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