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Brazil Senate votes for Rousseff impeachment trial   The Senate has voted to hold an impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of breaking the budget law Brazil's Eduardo Cunha faces loss of seat in Congress  Brazil's suspended lower house Speaker Eduardo Cunha has been dealt a major blow after a committee voted in favour of stripping him of his s...   Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil
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B. 2017-12-21 President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment vote Lima, Peru
2. 2017-08-02 President Temer survives corruption vote Brazil
3. 2017-03-31 Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Congress, Asuncion, Paraguay
E. 2016-12-13 Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan Brasilia, Brazil
F. 2016-11-30 Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord Bogota, Colombia
6. 2016-09-12 Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Brazil
2016-08-31 Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Brasilia, Brazil
I. 2016-08-09 Brazil Senate votes for Rousseff impeachment trial Brasília, Brazil
J. 2016-06-14 Brazil's Eduardo Cunha faces loss of seat in Congress Brazil

  Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan   The Brazilian Senate has approved a controversial amendment to the constitution capping public spending for the next 20 years   Colombian Congress ratifies new Farc peace accord   Congress has ratified a revised peace accord between the government and the Farc rebel group Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress  The powerful former speaker of the lower house of the Congress, Eduardo Cunha, has lost his seat after an overwhelming vote by fellow member...   Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate Map of Brasilia Brazil
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment vote   Peru: Congress in Peru has voted not to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged corruption President Temer survives corruption vote  Brazil: The Congress has voted not to put President Michel Temer on tria. Opposition lawmakers in the lower house failed to obtain the two-thirds majority   Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Map of Congress Asuncion Paraguay


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  Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election


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  Senate has voted to remove Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party

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  Brazil: Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy"
 He has named a business-friendly cabinet
May.11   Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate Map of Brasilia Brazil  Brazil's Senate is debating whether Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial. The president is accused of illegally manipulating finances May.9   Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment Map of Brasilia Brazil  Brazil: The Brazilian Senate has vowed to vote on the impeachment of President Rousseff despite a ruling that a vote in the lower house was flawed Apr.17 Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote Map of Bras%EDlia Brazil  Brazil: Lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts Rousseff: MPs set for knife-edge impeachment vote   Brazil: Lower house of Congress is due to hold a crucial vote on whether to impeach Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts

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Dec.30 Venezuela court suspends three new opposition MPs  Venezuela's Supreme Court has suspended the inauguration of three opposition MPs who were due to take office next week Aug.20 Peru approves shooting down of drug smuggling planes   The Peruvian Congress has approved legislation that allows the country's air force to shoot down small planes suspected of carrying illegal ...

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Nov.19 Venezuela leader gets special powers
Jul.31 Uruguay MPs back marijuana bill Jun.25 Brazil protesters in Congress win Jun.14 Ecuador MPs approve media curbs May.22 Venezuela ends toilet paper shortage Apr.30   Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll  Fistfights have broken out in the parliament over the recent disputed presidential election. Several legislators were left bloodied and brui... Jan.29 Brazil safety revamp before World Cup Jan.5   Chavez ally elected by assembly
  Venezuela: National Assembly has met to choose its leader Diosdado Cabello, a possible stand-in for President Chavez who is in Cuba following cancer surgery


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.17   Chavez gets power to govern by decree
  Venezuela: Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months


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Jan.31   Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers   Venezuela: A congress wholly loyal to the President approved a law granting him authority to enact measures by decree Jan.18   Rule by decree passed for Chavez
  Venezuela: National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting the President the power to rule by decree for 18 months

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Jun.9 Unrest halts Congress
. Bolivia Jun.8 Emergency Congress to name President. Bolivia Apr.20 Congress votes out president  Ecuador: Lawmakers replaced Lucio Gutierrez with Vice President Alfredo Palacio who orders the arrest of former leader

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Aug.4 Congress elects Lozada president  Bolivia: Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, a U.S.-educated, pro-market former president, is to lead the country for 5 years Jan.5 Rescue plan approved
. Argentina Jan.1 Riots as Congress meets. Argentina


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