Dilma Rousseff Fast Facts

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Dilma Rousseff Fast Facts

Date of birth: 14 December 1947

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil is where he was born.

Dilma Vana Rousseff's birth name is Dilma Vana Rousseff.


Pedro Rousseff, a development entrepreneur, is his father.


Dilma Jane (da Silva) Rousseff, mother and teacher


Claudio Galeno Linhares (1973-2000, divorced); Carlos Araujo (1973-2000, divorced) (1968-early Seventies, divorced)


Children: Paula, 1976, with Carlos Araujo


B.A. Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 1977.


She had never run for an elected office before working for the president.


In the early 1970s, he joined the resistance movement against the navy dictatorship and was imprisoned and reportedly tortured.


Rousseff's "Luz Para Todos" (Light for All) initiative democratized Brazil's electrical energy industry by making electricity widely available, especially in rural regions.


1986 – Finance Secretary for the Porto Alegre Municipality.


President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva appoints him as Minister of Mines and Power in 2003.


From 2003 until 2010, he was the head of Petrobras, Brazil's state-owned oil company.


Lula da Silva was the head of workers from June 2005 until March 2010.


- April 2009 Is diagnosed with stage 1 lymphoma and starts treatment. She is expected to be cancer-free by September.


31st of October, 2010 She becomes Brazil's first female president after winning a run-off election.


21 September 2011 – To begin the annual United Nations General Assembly deliberations, she becomes the principal female leader.


2011 – Her firing of six cabinet members in her first year in office was based on allegations of wrongdoing. Her chief of staff, ministries of tourism, agriculture, transportation, sports activities, and labor, as well as 20 transportation professionals, all resigned between June and December as a result of the scandal.


17 September 2013 – Due to the controversy surrounding claims that the US government was snooping on Rousseff's communications, the US and Brazil have agreed to postpone Rousseff's official visit to Washington next month.


24 September 2013 – Rousseff talks on claims that the US National Security Agency spied on her in a speech given to the UN General Assembly. "Interfering in the lives and affairs of other countries in this way is a violation of international law and, as such, it is an insult to the norms that should ordinarily govern interactions between countries, particularly between friendly states."


2014 – Petrobras executives are suspected of unlawfully "diverting" billions of dollars from the company's accounts for personal gain or to reimburse officers. Rousseff was the chair of Petrobras for the most of the time when the alleged wrongdoing took place. She denies knowing anything about the bribery.


Friday, October 26, 2014 — Is re-elected as President of the United States.


Tuesday, December 2, 2015 – Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, has filed a motion to impeach Rousseff. Opponents accuse Rousseff of concealing a fiscal deficit in order to gain reelection in 2014, and they blame her for the worst recession in decades.


17 April 2016 – In the Brazilian parliament's lower house, a total of 367 legislators voted to interrogate Rousseff, easily more than the two-thirds majority necessary by law. The impeachment motion will now be presented to the Senate of the United States.


12 May 2016 – The Brazilian Senate approves 55-22 to commence Rousseff's impeachment trial. During the trial, Rousseff will stand down for 180 days, and Vice President Michel Temer will serve as temporary president.


4 August 2016 – Following the conclusion of a recent study that there are sufficient grounds to continue with officially removing Rousseff, the Brazilian Senate impeachment fee votes in favor of attempting to remove the suspended president in front of the whole senate chamber.


25 August 2016 – The impeachment trial of Dilma Rousseff has begun.


31 August 2016 – The Brazilian Senate has voted 61-20 to remove Rousseff from office.


Thursday, September 5, 2017 — Rousseff, her predecessor Lula da Silva, and six Workers' Party members have all been charged with corruption. They are suspected of cooperating with a jail gang to transfer revenue from Petrobras, the state-owned oil company. The expenses are related to Operation Car Wash, a long-running cash-laundering probe by Brazilian police. The claims are denied by Lula da Silva, Rousseff, and the Workers' Party.


7th of October 2018 – In the general election, Rousseff received just 15% of the vote for senator.