Timeline of political turmoil in Brazil

Activists demonstrate in support of the Workers' Party (PT) in Brasilia, on March 18, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Here are key dates in the political crisis engulfing Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. At the same time, Rousseff has been battered by fallout from a mammoth corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, even though she has not been charged in the case. Lula — founder of the leftist Workers’ Party and still highly influential despite having been out of power since 2010 — echoes Rousseff’s claim that the opposition is mounting a coup.

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