Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

President Dilma Rousseff Faces New Risks of Being Removed From Office

On Monday February 22, prosecutors arrested João Santana, election campaign advisor to President Rouseff and her predecesor Lula da Silva. Evidence found against Santana indicates that might have taken corruption money to fund both campaigs, and this puts President Rouseff at a new risk of being inpeached in two upcoming cases before Congress and Brazil's Electoral Court.

February 23, 2016