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Two more ministers resign over corruption allegations

Geddel Vieira Lima, the Chief Minister of the Government Secretariat has been forced to resign his position. The move follows allegations that he had tried to get the culture minister […]

Grace Mendonça is new Attorney General

President Michel Temer has appointed his first woman Cabinet Minister. In a press release published on Friday the president announced that the new Attorney General would be Dr. Grace Maria […]

Cabinet of Brazil

Gilberto Kassab Minister of Science and Technology, Innovations and Communications Raul Jungmann Minister of Defence Romero Jucá Minister of Planning, Development and Management Vacant Chief Minister of the Government Secretariat […]

Temer takes over as Rousseff is impeached

The final stages of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff were played out yesterday. A total of 61 of 81 Senators voted to impeach the former president in a process […]

Temer government stumbles as third minister resigns

The government of interim President Michel Temer has stumbled once more with the resignation of a third minister. Henrique Eduardo Alves, the tourism minister, has resigned after he was cited […]

Torquato Jardim is Brazil’s new anti-corruption Minister

Torquato Jardim has been named as Brazil’s new anti-corruption minister, replacing Fabiano Silveira who resigned earlier this week. You can find out more about the new Minister of Oversight, Transparency […]

Temer loses second minister to leaked taped conversation

The new government of interim President Michel Temer suffered a further setback yesterday when a second minister resigned his portfolio after a secret recording of him, apparently interfering in a […]

Planning Minister takes leave after eleven days in office

Interim president, Michel Temer’s Minister of Planning, Development and Management, Romero Jucá has been forced to take indefinite leave after a secretly taped telephone conversation was released by the newspaper […]

Temer’s Cabinet

Brazil’s new Interim President, Michel Temer, has named a Cabinet of 22 members, down from the 32 ministries in the Rousseff government. Seven of them (Science and Technology Development, Culture, […]

Dilma Rousseff suspended pending impeachment trial

President Dilma Rousseff has lost her battle to avoid impeachment after the upper house, or Senate, voted in favour of proceeding with the impeachment a few weeks after the lower […]

Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach Dilma

Brazil’s lower house, the 513 seat Chamber of Deputies has voted by more than two thirds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff of the centre-left Worker’s Party (PT). The president is […]

Dilma loses three more parties from her coalition as impeachment looms

President Dilma Rousseff found life a whole lot tougher when three centre-right parties departed her coalition government on Tuesday and Wednesday and recommended that their members vote in favour of […]

Sports Minister resigns adding more troubles for Dilma

Further trouble for President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (PT) led government came yesterday when her Minister of Sport resigned. The Minister of Sport, George Hilton, is from the […]

Tourism Minister departure signals PMDB exodus

Problems continue to plague President Dilma Rousseff as now her Minister of Tourism, Henrique Eduardo Alves, has resigned. The Minister is from the largest single party in the government, the […]

Lula appointment blocked as polls worsen

Things are going from very bad to even worse for President Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party (PT) led government. Following the president’s appointment of former President Luíz Inácio Lula […]

Lula named Chief of Staff

Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as President of Brazil from 2003 to 2011, has been named as incumbent President Dilma Rousseff’s new Chief of Staff. Brazil has been […]

Rousseff appoints new Justice Minister as crisis deepens

President Dilma Rousseff has appointed Dr. Eugênio José Guilherme de Aragão to be her new Minister of Justice. She had appointed Wellington César Lima e Silva at the end of […]

Wellington César Lima e Silva is new Justice Minister

Brazil’s long standing Justice Minister, José Eduardo Cardozo, has resigned his post. This follows criticism from within his ruling Workers’ Party (PT) that he failed to stop police investigations against […]

Rousseff replaces Finance and Planning Ministers

President Dilma Rousseff has made two changes to her Cabinet in an announcement made yesterday afternoon. Nelson Barbosa becomes the new Minister of Finance. He replaces Joaquim Levy. According to […]

Threat of impeachment hangs over Dilma Rouseff once more

In a unanimous vote, Brazil’s Federal Accounts Court has ruled that the government of Dilma Rouseff manipulated the accounts in 2014, in order to disguise the widening fiscal deficit. The […]

Dilma Rousseff embarks on government reorganisation

Ten new ministers were sworn in on Monday as part of a Cabinet reshuffle and major government reorganisation announced by President Dilma Rousseff. The President announced that the number of […]

Ten Ministries to go in reform programme

Brazil’s Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa has announced that the federal government is to axe ten of its 39 ministries. It will also ‘rationalise’ public administration down to secretaries as well […]

Poll delivers chilling message to Rousseff

A MDA poll, commissioned by the National Transport business lobby group CNT, has delivered a chilling message about the people’s views of President Dima Rousseff and her government. The polls […]

Rousseff approval down to ten percent

A Datafolha poll published yesterday by the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo shows that 65% of Brazilians assessed President Dilma Rousseff’s record as bad or very bad with just 10% classifying […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Brazil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Brazil. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]