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B. 05-14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Caracas, Venezuela
C. 05-13 Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white Brazil
05-12 Senate voted to back impeachment trial Brasilia, Brazil
4. 05-11 Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate Brasilia, Brazil
F. 05-10 Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court Brazil
G. 05-10 Dilma Rousseff supporters take to streets Sao Paulo
7. 05-09 Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment Brasilia, Brazil
I. 04-26 Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis Venezuela
J. 04-23 Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646 Ecuador

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12/30 Chavez suffers new complications
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06/23 No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president
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12/17 Chavez gets power to govern by decree
10/31 Brazil elects first female president
09/30 Ecuador troops rescue president
08/10 Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties
07/22 Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia
06/20 Santos wins election
01/17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
10/31 Brazil elects first female president
06/20 Santos wins election
05/30 Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote
01/17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election
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12/09 Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
11/22 Apec leaders make free-trade vow
09/11 Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador
05/24 FARC leader dead
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12/02 Voters reject Chavez's referendum
10/28 Fernandez claims victory
10/04 Pinochet family arrested
09/21 Chile court extradites Fujimori
05/27 TV station off the air
12/02 Voters reject Chavez's referendum
10/28 Fernandez claims victory
10/04 Pinochet family arrested
09/21 Chile court extradites Fujimori
2006
12/10 General Pinochet dead
12/03 Chavez wins by wide margin
11/26 Correa claims victory
11/01 Venezuela, Guatemala quit race
10/29 President Lula re-elected
01/15 Bachelet wins presidency
12/03 Chavez wins by wide margin
11/26 Correa claims victory
10/29 President Lula re-elected
01/15 Bachelet wins presidency
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12/18 Leftist Morales poised to lead
11/24 Pinochet charged over dissidents
11/06 Fujimori under arrest
12/18 Leftist Morales poised to lead
11/24 Pinochet charged over dissidents
11/06 Fujimori under arrest
2004
08/16 Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
08/16 Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
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2002
10/27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
10/27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
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Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Map of Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela: The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened the seizure of factories that have stopped production and the jailing of their owners   Senate voted to back impeachment trial Map of Brasilia Brazil


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May. 14
May. 13  Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white
May. 12
  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   Brazil's Senate is debating whether Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial. The president is accused of illegally manipulating financ... May. 10 Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court  Dilma Rousseff supporters take to streets May. 9   Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment   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

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Apr. 26  Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis Apr. 23  Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646 Apr. 21  Venezuela cuts power for four hours a day to save energy Apr.20  Ecuador quake: Millionaires to be taxed more to pay for relief Apr.19 Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts
Apr.18  President Rousseff has 'clear conscience' over impeachment Apr.17   Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote   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 Apr.16  Rousseff makes last-minute bid for support Apr.12 Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition. Brazil  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot Apr.11 Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.17 Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government
  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff Mar.9  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula Mar.4 Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned
  Sao Paulo: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras

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Feb.21 President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'  Bolivia: Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendumt. One poll suggests 52.3% voted against the proposal to amend the constitution

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December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.9  Argentina's Fernandez bids emotional farewell Dec.6   Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly   The opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of...

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Nov.22 Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency
Map of Buenos Aires Argentina
  Macri has been confirmed as the winner after his ruling party opponent conceded. Macri led Daniel Scioli by 51.5% to 48.5%


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Sep.10  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced

March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Mar.15  Big rallies against Brazil president

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.14 Deal reached at UN climate talks   Peru: United Nations members have have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year Dec.12  Climate summit goes into overtime Nov.30  Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Oct.26 Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president   Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election Oct.12 Morales claims Bolivia election win
Oct.5 Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off Aug.13 Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash   Sao Paulo: Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media report... Jun.15  Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Jun.10  Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president Jun.7  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission Feb.18  Venezuelan opposition leader in custody

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.15  Huge poll win for Chilean left Sep.17  Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying Jul.27  Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil Jun.17 Protests spread throughout Brazil
  Sao Paulo: Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup Apr.15  Venezuela challenger demands recount Apr.14 Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Mar.13   Church picks first South American pope
  Vatican: Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis.    The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Arg...
Mar.8  Venezuela swears in acting president Mar.5   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.    Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state T...
Feb.18   Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home   President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment Feb.17  Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Feb.3  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Jan.5 Chavez ally elected by assembly. Venezuela Jan.3  Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.30 Chavez suffers new complications
. Cuba Dec.11  President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful' Oct.7   Chavez wins Venezuela election  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat Aug.16 Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange Jun.23 No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president Jun.19 WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador. London

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.15  Colombia Farc rebels name leader Oct.23  Fernandez heads for Argentina win Jul.4  Chavez addresses Caracas crowds Jan.1  Brazil inaugurates first female president

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.17 Chavez gets power to govern by decree
. Venezuela Oct.31 Brazil elects first female president Sep.30 Ecuador troops rescue president   President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous poli... Aug.10 Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties Jul.22 Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia Jul.15 Argentina legalises gay marriage Jun.20 Santos wins election. Colombia May.30 Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote. Colombia Mar.11  Pinera sworn in as president Feb.26  High court: Uribe can't run for third term Feb.22  Argentina rallies support over Falklands Jan.17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election. Chile

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.13  Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal Aug.21 Defence minister-designate on Interpol list
. Iran Jun.5  Deadly clashes in Peru's Amazon Apr.26  Correa claims re-election win Jan.25  Bolivians 'back new constitution'

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.9  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Nov.22  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Sep.14  Morales struggling to control Bolivia Sep.11  Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador Jul.18  President drops farm tax after protests May.24  FARC leader dead May.4  State backs autonomy Apr.20  Exit polls projected Lugo winning Mar.7  Leaders say Colombia crisis over

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.2  Voters reject Chavez's referendum Oct.28  Fernandez claims victory Oct.4  Pinochet family arrested Sep.21 Chile court extradites Fujimori
May.27  TV station off the air Mar.9  Bush shrugs off Chavez's taunts Jan.18  Rule by decree passed for Chavez

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.10   General Pinochet dead
Map of Santiago Chile
  Chile: Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital.    Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporte...
Dec.3 Chavez wins by wide margin. Venezuela Nov.26  Correa claims victory Nov.1  Venezuela, Guatemala quit race Oct.29 President Lula re-elected. Brazil Jun.4  Peruvians elect Garcia president Apr.29  Leftist trio seals Americas pact Jan.15 Bachelet wins presidency. Chile

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.18  Leftist Morales poised to lead Nov.24 Pinochet charged over dissidents
. Chile Nov.6  Fujimori under arrest Nov.5  Americas summit ends without consensus Jun.9  Rodriguez sworn in as interim president Apr.20  Congress votes out president

year 2004 Top ^

Aug.16 Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
. Venezuela

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
. Brazil Aug.7  Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office Apr.14  Chavez returns to power

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.20  President resigns

year 2000 Top ^

Nov.20  Fujimori resigns May.24  Pinochet's immunity ends Jan.17  Socialist candidate elected president
before year 2000
Feb. 12, 1818 Independence of Chile proclaimed  The War of Independence was an armed conflict between pro-independence criollos seeking independence from Spain and royalist criollos Jul. 24, 1783   Simon Bolivar born
Map of Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela: Played an instrumental role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states independent of Spain


Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts President Evo Morales 'loses fourth term bid'  Bolivia: Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendumt. One poll suggests 52.3% voted against the proposal to amend the constitution   Venezuela opposition wins majority in National Assembly   The opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of... Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency Map of Buenos Aires Argentina




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  Macri has been confirmed as the winner after his ruling party opponent conceded. Macri led Daniel Scioli by 51.5% to 48.5%
2014 Nov.30  Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Oct.26 Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president   Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election Oct.12 Morales claims Bolivia election win Oct.5 Rousseff set to face Brazil run-off Jun.15  Santos re-elected in Colombian poll 2013 Dec.15  Huge poll win for Chilean left Apr.15  Venezuela challenger demands recount Apr.14 Maduro wins Venezuela election
  Socialist candidate Nicolas Maduro, who was chosen by Chavez as his successor, has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll Feb.17  Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Feb.3  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed 2012 Oct.7   Chavez wins Venezuela election  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat 2011 Oct.23  Fernandez heads for Argentina win 2010 Oct.31 Brazil elects first female president Jun.20 Santos wins election. Colombia May.30 Ex-Minister Santos leads in vote. Colombia Jan.17 Billionaire Pinera wins presidential election. Chile 2009 Apr.26  Correa claims re-election win Jan.25  Bolivians 'back new constitution' 2008 May.4  State backs autonomy Apr.20  Exit polls projected Lugo winning 2007 Dec.2  Voters reject Chavez's referendum Oct.28  Fernandez claims victory 2006 Dec.3 Chavez wins by wide margin. Venezuela Nov.26  Correa claims victory Oct.29 President Lula re-elected. Brazil Jun.4  Peruvians elect Garcia president Jan.15 Bachelet wins presidency. Chile 2005 Dec.18  Leftist Morales poised to lead 2004 Aug.16 Recall vote: Chavez claims victory. Venezuela 2002 Oct.27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide. Brazil 2000 Jan.17  Socialist candidate elected president



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2016 May. 14 Maduro threatens seizure of closed factories Map of Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela: The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has threatened the seizure of factories that have stopped production and the jailing of their owners May. 13  Rousseff attacks cabinet for being all-male and all-white Apr. 26  Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis Apr. 21  Venezuela cuts power for four hours a day to save energy Apr.20  Ecuador quake: Millionaires to be taxed more to pay for relief Apr.12 Dilma Rousseff loses PP from coalition. Brazil 2014 Jun.7  Colombia government and Farc to set up truth commission



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2014 Dec.14 Deal reached at UN climate talks   Peru: United Nations members have have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted to a summit next year Dec.12  Climate summit goes into overtime



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2013 Jul.27  Pope Francis draws 3M to Rio vigil Mar.13   Church picks first South American pope
  Vatican: Jorge Bergoglio made history as the first non-European pope of the modern era , the first Jesuit and the first to assume the name Francis.    The election of a new Pope was signalled by white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Arg...




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2016 May. 10 Brazil impeachment: Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court
Mar.17 Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government  A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff 2010 Feb.26  High court: Uribe can't run for third term



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2007 May.27  TV station off the air



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2008 May.24  FARC leader dead



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2010 Feb.22  Argentina rallies support over Falklands 2008 Nov.22  Apec leaders make free-trade vow Mar.7  Leaders say Colombia crisis over 2005 Nov.5  Americas summit ends without consensus



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2012 Aug.16 Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange




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2009 Sep.13  Chavez in $2bn Russian arms deal 2006 Apr.29  Leftist trio seals Americas pact



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2013 Sep.17  Rousseff's U.S. visit postponed over alleged spying 2007 Mar.9  Bush shrugs off Chavez's taunts



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2005 Nov.24 Pinochet charged over dissidents
. Chile 2000 May.24  Pinochet's immunity ends



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2012 Jun.19 WikiLeakers founder seeks asylum in Ecuador
. London 2010 Jul.22 Venezuela breaks relations with Colombia 2008 Sep.11  Venezuela to expel U.S. ambassador



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2010 Aug.10 Colombia, Venezuela to restore ties




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2016 May. 12   Senate voted to back impeachment trial
Map of Brasilia Brazil
  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
Apr.18  President Rousseff has 'clear conscience' over impeachment Apr.16  Rousseff makes last-minute bid for support Apr.12  Dilma Rousseff accuses deputy of coup plot Apr.11 Brazil impeachment: Vote deals new blow to Rousseff Mar.9  Charges filed against Brazil's Lula Mar.4 Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned  Sao Paulo: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras 2015 Sep.10  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced 2014 Jun.10  Blatter still has burning desire to be FIFA's president Feb.18  Venezuelan opposition leader in custody 2013 Mar.8  Venezuela swears in acting president Feb.18   Venezuela's Chavez finally returns home   President Hugo Chavez announced his return to Venezuela from Cuba early Monday, where he had been undergoing cancer treatment Jan.3  Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection 2012 Dec.30 Chavez suffers new complications. Cuba Dec.11  President Chavez's cancer surgery 'successful' Jun.23 No warm welcome for Paraguay's new president 2011 Nov.15  Colombia Farc rebels name leader Jul.4  Chavez addresses Caracas crowds 2010 Sep.30 Ecuador troops rescue president   President Rafael Correa has made a triumphant return to his offices after being rescued by soldiers amid a pitched battle with mutinous poli... Mar.11  Pinera sworn in as president 2009 Aug.21 Defence minister-designate on Interpol list. Iran 2007 Oct.4  Pinochet family arrested 2005 Nov.6  Fujimori under arrest Jun.9  Rodriguez sworn in as interim president 2002 Aug.7  Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office Apr.14  Chavez returns to power 2001 Dec.20  President resigns 2000 Nov.20  Fujimori resigns 1889 Jul. 24, 1783   Simon Bolivar born Map of Caracas Venezuela  Venezuela: Played an instrumental role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states independent of Spain



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2016 May. 10  Dilma Rousseff supporters take to streets 2015 Mar.15  Big rallies against Brazil president 2013 Jun.17 Protests spread throughout Brazil  Sao Paulo: Tens of thousands of people marched through Sao Paulo, as protests spread over rising transport prices and the cost of staging the World Cup 2009 Jun.5  Deadly clashes in Peru's Amazon 2008 Dec.9  Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years



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2008 Sep.14  Morales struggling to control Bolivia



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2010 Jul.15 Argentina legalises gay marriage




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2011 Jan.1  Brazil inaugurates first female president



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2016 Apr. 23  Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646 2014 Aug.13 Brazilian presidential candidate among those killed in plane crash   Sao Paulo: Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood, state media report... 2013 Mar.5   Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies
  A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.    Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after the death, emphasizing in state T...
2006 Dec.10   General Pinochet dead
Map of Santiago Chile
  Chile: Chilean TV reports: The 91-year-old former military leader Augusto Pinochet has died at a Santiago military hospital.    Augusto Pinochet was in power from 1973-90 after overthrowing the government when 3,000 people were killed or disappeared. Supporte...




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2016 May. 11   Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate   Brazil's Senate is debating whether Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial. The president is accused of illegally manipulating financ... May. 9   Rousseff: Disarray grips parliament over impeachment   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   Brazil: Lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts Apr.17  Rousseff: MPs set for knife-edge impeachment vote 2013 Jan.5 Chavez ally elected by assembly
. Venezuela 2010 Dec.17 Chavez gets power to govern by decree. Venezuela 2007 Jan.18  Rule by decree passed for Chavez 2005 Apr.20  Congress votes out president