2016 in Brazil
|2016 in Brazil|
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Events in the year 2016 in Brazil:
- President: Dilma Rousseff (until May 12), Michel Temer (starting May 12)
- Vice President: Michel Temer (until May 12), vacant (from May 12)
- March 13 - Hundreds of thousands of people all over Brazil protest against corruption and denounce the government of President Dilma Rousseff.
- March 16
- Senator Delcídio do Amaral, the speaker of the Worker's Party (PT) signed a plea bargain with Operation Car Wash prosecutor Sérgio Moro disclosing allegations of corruption against other political figures.
- Dilma Rousseff appointed former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff, a position that would have made him immune from prosecution. A conversation between them was recorded and later leaked by Sérgio Moro, who was rebuked for the disclosure.
- April 17 - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies votes 367-137 in favor of beginning impeachment procedures against President Dilma Rousseff.
- May 10 - Senate approves the removal from office of former Worker's Party Speaker Delcídio do Amaral for breaching decorum following his admissions in his March 16 plea bargain agreement.
- May 12
- The Brazilian Senate voted (55-22) to begin the impeachment process against the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and suspend her from office while the trial takes place.
- Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer assumed presidential powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil.
- Temer announces a new Cabinet, exclusively made of white males.
- May 24
- June 9 - A bus plunges over a ravine in Brazil's São Paulo state, resulting in at least 18 people killed and 28 injured.
- July 29 - Former President of Brazil Lula da Silva will stand trial on obstruction of justice charges relating to the Petrobras scandal.
- August 5-21 - The 2016 Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- August 10 - The Federal Senate votes 59 to 21 to indict suspended President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial.
- August 25 - Brazil's Federal Senate begins the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff.
- August 31 - The Senate votes 61-20 in favor of removing Dilma Rousseff from office as President of Brazil. Current Acting President Michel Temer will serve out the remainder of the term, which ends January 1, 2019.
- August 31- Economic numbers released showing the Brazilian economy shrank 3.8% year-on-year in the second quarter.
- September 7-18 - The 2016 Summer Paralympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- September 12 - Eduardo Cunha, former President of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, loses his position as a Deputy following a vote of the Chamber as a result of a series of corruption scandals.
- September 14 - Brazilian prosecutors file corruption charges against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva. Federal judge Sérgio Moro will preside over his case.
- September 22 - Brazilian police arrest former Finance Minister Guido Mantega as part of an ongoing probe into corruption.
- September 27 - Senator Gleisi Hoffman and her husband were indicted as part of the Operation Car Wash investigation.
- October 2 - Brazilian voters cast ballots in the nationwide election of mayors and city councils in 5,568 municipalities.
- October 5 - Former president Lula da Silva is charged with corruption linked to Odebrecht in Angola.
- October 15 - A wildlife sanctuary for rescued elephants opens in Mato Grosso.
- October 17 - Clashes between rival gangs in at least two prisons, leave at least 18 people killed.
- October 20 - Prosecutors file homicide charges against 21 employees of Samarco, Vale, and BHP Billiton for the November 2015 iron ore mine dam breach in the state of Minas Gerais which killed 19 people and polluted waterways.
- November 17 - Former Rio de Janeiro governor Sérgio Cabral is arrested in corruption probe.
- November 20 - Four policemen are killed in Rio de Janeiro after their helicopter is shot down by a gang.
- November 21 - Testimony begins in a corruption case against former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
- November 23 - The Brazilian Development Bank announces plans to repay up to $29 billion in loans to the Government of Brazil in order to stem a burgeoning deficit.
- November 25 - Brazilian Minister Geddel Vieira Lima resigns following allegations he and President Michel Temer pressured a fellow cabinet minister into approving a real estate project.
- November 28 - Contractors and suppliers for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games claim they are owed millions in unpaid debts.
- November 29
- A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia. Rescuers report at least six survivors have been found in the wreckage. The 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals are suspended.
- Three of Brazil's leading football clubs – Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras and São Paulo FC – offer players to Associação Chapecoense de Futebol after the team loses the majority of its squad in the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crash.
- Protesters in Brasília hold a violent demonstration against a proposed public spending cap. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets in order to disperse the demonstrators.
- December 1 - Odebrecht apologizes for "illicit actions in business activities".
- December 5 - In association football, CONMEBOL officially awards Chapecoense the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title in the wake of the plane crash that killed almost the entire team. Atlético Nacional, which would have faced Chapecoense in the final and had campaigned for the Brazilians to be awarded the title, receives a fair play award from CONMEBOL.
- December 13 - The Brazilian Senate passed PEC 55, a constitutional amendment requiring 20-year spending cap, in a 53-16 vote.
- December 21 - Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht and affiliated petrochemical company Braskem plead guilty of violating American foreign bribery laws in connection with the Petrobras deal.
- December 29 - The Ambassador of Greece to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, is reported missing while on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. A homicide team is investigating his disappearance.
- December 31 - A body found in a burnt-out vehicle north of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is confirmed to be that of missing Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis. A military police officer who had an affair with the ambassador's wife confesses to the murder. The wife and a second man are also detained.
Arts and culture
- January 1 – Gilberto Mendes, 93, Brazilian composer.
- January 5 – Antônio Pompêo, 62, Brazilian actor.
- January 11 – Reginaldo Araújo, 38, Brazilian footballer, heart attack.
- January 14 – Shaolin, 44, Brazilian humorist, heart attack.
- January 25 – Cláudio Clarindo, 38, Brazilian ultra-distance cyclist, traffic collision.
- February 2 – Luiz Felipe Lampreia, 74, Brazilian diplomat.
- February 15 – Paulo Barreto Menezes, 90, Brazilian civil engineer and politician, Governor of Sergipe (1971–1975).
- March 7 – Ana Luiza Pessoa de Queiroz, 60s, Brazilian fashion agent (Rabih Kayrouz, Anne Valérie Hash).
- March 9 – Naná Vasconcelos, 71, Brazilian jazz percussionist and vocalist, eight-time Grammy Award winner, lung cancer.
- March 17 – Gaúcho, 52, Brazilian football coach and player (Flamengo), prostate cancer.
- March 18 – José Carlos Avellar, 79, Brazilian film critic (Jornal do Brasil).
- March 19 – Roger Agnelli, 56, Brazilian bank and mining executive, CEO of Vale S.A. (2001–2011), plane crash.
- March 25 – Clodomir Santos de Morais, 87, Brazilian sociologist.
- March 26 – Lucas Gomes Arcanjo, 44, Brazilian police officer and political activist.
- March 28 – Gilson Alvaristo, 59, Brazilian professional cyclist.
- March 31 – Amaury Epaminondas, 80, Brazilian footballer (São Paulo F.C., Deportivo Toluca F.C.).
- April 1 – Petrucio Melo, 65, Brazilian television presenter, cardiac arrest.
- April 7 – Flávio Guarnieri, 56, Portuguese-born Brazilian actor.
- April 25 – Patrick Fabionn Lopes, 35, Brazilian football player.
- May 6 - Larry Pinto de Faria, 83, Brazilian footballer (Sport Club Internacional).
- May 7 – Bernardo Ribeiro, 26, Brazilian footballer (Skënderbeu, Newcastle Jets, IFK Mariehamn).
- May 7 – José Roberto Marques, 70, Brazilian footballer (São Paulo).
- May 15 – Cauby Peixoto, 85, Brazilian singer, pneumonia.
- May 30 – Gérson Bergher, 91, Brazilian politician.
- June 5 – Jarbas Passarinho, 96, Brazilian politician, President of the Senate (1981–1983), Governor of Pará (1964–1966).
- June 6 – Hélio Garcia, 85, Brazilian politician, Governor of Minas Gerais (1984-1987, 1991-1995).
- June 6 – Tunga, 64, Brazilian sculptor and performance artist.
- June 9 – Carillo Gritti, 74, Italian-born Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Territorial Prelate of Itacoatiara (since 2000).
- June 24 – Francisco Ivens de Sá Dias Branco, 81, Brazilian billionaire businessman.
- June 27 – Luís Carlos Melo Lopes, 61, Brazilian footballer.
- June 28 – Fabiane Niclotti, 31, Brazilian model, Miss Universo Brasil 2004.
- July 2 – Irineu Roque Scherer, 65, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Garanhuns (1998–2007) and Joinville (since 2007).
- July 4 – Rondon Pacheco, 96, Brazilian politician, Governor of Minas Gerais (1971–1975), pneumonia.
- July 7 – Guilherme Karan, 58, Brazilian actor (Super Xuxa contra Baixo Astral, Xuxa e os Duendes, Meu Bem, Meu Mal, TV Pirata), Machado–Joseph disease.
- July 13 – Héctor Babenco, 70, Argentine-born Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ironweed, Carandiru), heart attack.
- July 13 – Celso Peçanha, 99, Brazilian politician, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (1961–1962).
- July 17 – Sérgio Henrique Ferreira, 82, Brazilian scientist.
- August 5 – Vander Lee, 50, Brazilian singer-songwriter.
- August 6 – Ivo Pitanguy, 90, Brazilian plastic surgeon, natural causes.
- August 16 – Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, 73, Brazilian businessman, president of Santos FC (2010–2014).
- August 16 – João Havelange, 100, Brazilian football executive, ex-president of FIFA.
- August 16 – Elke Maravilha, 71, Brazilian actress.
- August 22 – Geneton Moraes Neto, 60, Brazilian writer and journalist, aortic aneurysm.
- August 23 – Antônio Eliseu Zuqueto, 86, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas (1983–2005).
- August 23 – Goulart de Andrade, 83, Brazilian television host and journalist.
- August 27 – Alcindo, 71, Brazilian footballer (Grêmio), diabetes.
- September 3 – Claudio Olinto de Carvalho, 74, Brazilian football player and coach.
- September 15 – Domingos Montagner, 54, Brazilian actor, drowning.
- October 14 – Orival Pessini, 72, Brazilian actor (A Praça É Nossa, Balão Mágico), comedian, plastic artist and creator of character Fofão, spleen cancer.
- October 25 – Carlos Alberto Torres, 72, Brazilian footballer and manager, world champion (1970), heart attack.
- November 6 – Redovino Rizzardo, 77, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Dourados (2001–2015).
- November 20 – Diógenes da Silva Matthes, 83, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Franca (1971–2006).
- November 29 – Notable people killed in the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 crash:
- Ananias, 27, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Mateus Caramelo, 22, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Dener, 25, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Guilherme Gimenez de Souza, 21, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Josimar, 30, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Caio Júnior, 51, Brazilian football player and manager (Chapecoense, Vitória de Guimarães).
- Filipe Machado, 32, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense, CSKA Sofia).
- Arthur Maia, 24, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense, Vitória)
- Bruno Rangel, 34, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense).
- Cléber Santana, 35, Brazilian football player (Chapecoense, Atlético Madrid).
- Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, Brazilian footballer (Chapecoense)
- Mário Sérgio Pontes de Paiva, 66, Brazilian footballer, manager and commentator (Fox Sports).
- Devair Paschoalon, 51, announcer (Fox Sports).
- Paulo Julio Clement, 51, commentator (Fox Sports).
- Victorino Chermont, 43, reporter (Fox Sports).
- December 4 – Ferreira Gullar, 86, Brazilian writer, essayist and art critic, pneumonia.
- December 8 –Lélis Lara, 90, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Itabira–Fabriciano (1996–2003).
- December 9 – Élcio Álvares, 84, Brazilian politician, Senator (1991–1994, 1995–1999), Minister of Defence (1999–2000), and Governor of Espírito Santo (1975–1979).
- December 10 – Damião Experiença, 81, Brazilian outsider musician.
- December 11 – João Castelo, 79, Brazilian politician, Governor of Maranhão (1979–1982), complications from surgery.
- December 14 – Paulo Evaristo Arns, 95, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Cardinal (since 1973) and Archbishop of São Paulo (1970–1998), complications from pneumonia.
- December 23 – Alida Victoria Grubba Rudge, 113, Brazilian supercentenarian, nation's oldest person.
- December 27 – Mariza Corrêa, 71, Brazilian anthropologist.
- "Protesters in Brazil push to impeach President Dilma Rousseff". CNN. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Maria Carolina Marcello; Lisandra Paraguassu (March 31, 2017). "Brazil's Rousseff gets relief from Supreme Court, supporters". Reuters.
- "In crushing defeat, Brazil's Rousseff moves close to impeachment". Yahoo. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- "Senior Brazilian senator and billionaire CEO both arrested for corruption: Delcídio do Amaral and André Esteves, of BTG Pactual SA, taken into custody as part of Petrobras kickback scandal". The Guardian. November 25, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Brazil's Dilma Rousseff to face impeachment trial". BBC. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- "Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach President Dilma Rousseff". NBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- Shannon Sims (May 12, 2016). "Brazil's New President Michel Temer Fills Cabinet With Only White Men". Forbes. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
- "Brazil's new president Temer unveils austerity measures". Deutsche Welle. May 24, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- "Brazil leaked tape forces minister Romero Juca out". BBC. May 24, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "Brazilian press reacts to latest leaked tape scandal". BBC News. 24 May 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
- "Sobe o número de mortos em grave acidente na rodovia Mogi Bertioga". Globo.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 August 2016.
- "Former Brazilian president Lula to stand trial on obstruction charges". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
- "Rio 2016 Olympic Games". Archived from the original on February 24, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
- "Brazil's Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial". Reuters. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial". Reuters. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate". BBC. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Time for Temer: The New President Takes over A Country in Crisis". September 3, 2016.
- "The Paralympic Games". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 27 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- "The Most Powerful -- And Corrupt -- Politician in Brazil Finally Has Mandate Ended". Forbes. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Brazil's Lula charged as 'top boss' of Petrobras graft scheme". Reuters. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Brazil police arrest former finance minister in Petrobras probe". Reuters. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
- "Brazil senator, husband indicted in Petrobras scandal". Reuters. September 27, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- "Brazil Heads to the Polls in Nationwide Municipal Elections". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
- "Brazil police charge Lula in case linked to Odebrecht in Angola: source". Reuters. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Brazil opens Latin America's first elephant sanctuary". BBC. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- "Prison clashes in Brazil kill 18: media". Reuters. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse". BBC. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
- "Brazil corruption probe: Rio state ex-governor Cabral held". BBC. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- "Former Rio governor arrested over charges of 'cartelization' of public works: Sérgio Cabral accused by Brazilian federal prosecutors of facilitating $65.6m in bribes over infrastructure contracts for World Cup and Olympics projects". The Guardian.
- "Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang'". BBC. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- "Testimony begins in corruption case against Brazil's Lula". Miami Herald. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- "BNDES to repay Brazil Treasury debt with mix of cash, securities". Reuters. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- "Minister at center of Brazil's latest scandal quits". Reuters. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- SIMON ROMERO (November 25, 2016). "Brazil's President, Michel Temer, Embroiled in New Corruption Scandal". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Rio 2016 Olympic Committee Still Owes Vendors Millions". Bloomberg. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "Brazil's Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash". BBC. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "Chapecoense plane crash: Brazil football giants offer to loan players". BBC. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- "Thousands Protest Brazilian President Ahead of Vote on Public-Spending Cap". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
- Odebrecht. "Odebrecht Apologizes for its Mistakes".
- "Chapecoense officially awarded title of Copa Sudamericana after plane crash". ESPN. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
- Anthony Boadle; Marcela Ayres (December 13, 2016). "Brazil Senate passes spending cap in win for Temer". Reuters. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- "Brazilian firms to pay record $3.5 billion penalty in corruption case". Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- "Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis missing in Rio de Janeiro". BNO News.
- "Brazil police detain wife of murdered Greek ambassador Amiridis". BBC. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- Esposa de Gilberto Mendes dá último adeus: 'Morreu nos meus braços' (in Portuguese)
- Ator Antônio Pompêo é encontrado morto no Rio Archived January 8, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
- Ex-Coritiba e Santos, Reginaldo Araújo morre aos 38 anos (in Portuguese)
- Humorista Shaolin morre em Campina Grande (in Portuguese)
- Brazilian pro cyclist Claudio Clarindo killed by car while training Archived 2016-04-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- El excanciller brasileño Luiz Felipe Lampreia fallece a los 74 años (in Spanish)
- Morre ex-governador de Sergipe Paulo Barreto Menezes (in Portuguese)
- Fashion Agent Ana Luiza Pessoa de Queiroz Dies
- Lenda da percussão brasileira, Naná Vasconcelos morre aos 71 anos (in Portuguese)
- Morre ex-centroavante Gaúcho, ídolo rubro-negro no início dos anos 90 (in Portuguese)
- Crítico de cinema José Carlos Avellar morre aos 79 anos (in Portuguese)
- Brazil's Agnelli, who turned Vale into top miner, dies in crash
- MST lamenta e morte de Clodomir Santos de Moraes (in Portuguese)
- Policial Civil Lucas Gomes Arcanjo é encontrado morto em Belo Horizonte (in Portuguese)
- Referência no ciclismo brasileiro, Gilson Alvaristo morre aos 59 anos (in Portuguese)
- Murió Amaury Epaminondas, primer campeón de goleo del Toluca (in Spanish)
- Morre aos 65 anos o apresentador Petrucio Melo, ex-jurado de Silvio Santos (in Portuguese)
- Aos 56 anos, morre o ator Flávio Guarnieri (in Portuguese)
- Ex-Cruzeiro, Patrick Fabionn morre aos 35 anos em hospital de São Paulo (in Portuguese)
- Luto no Beira-Rio Ídolo do Inter, Larry Pinto de Faria morre aos 83 anos(in Portuguese)
- Former Newcastle Jets midfielder dies during match in Brazil
- Ídolo da dupla Atletiba, ex-jogador Zé Roberto morre aos 70 anos (in Portuguese)
- Cauby Peixoto morre aos 85 anos em São Paulo (in Portuguese)
- Brazilian Jewish politician Gerson Bergher dies at 91
- Morre aos 96 anos o ex-ministro Jarbas Passarinho (in Portuguese)
- Hélio Garcia, ex-governador de Minas Gerais, morre em Belo Horizonte (in Portuguese)
- "Brazilian artist Tunga has died aged 64". Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
- Bishop Carillo Gritti
- Morre aos 81 anos o empresário cearense Ivens Dias Branco (in Portuguese)
- Morre Caçapava, ídolo do Inter, aos 61 anos (in Portuguese)
- Miss Brazil 2004 found dead in her apartment
- Bishop Irineu Roque Scherer
- Rondon Pacheco morre em Uberlândia aos 96 anos (in Portuguese)
- Após anos de luta contra doença rara, morre aos 58 anos o ator Guilherme Karam (in Portuguese)
- Film Director Hector Babenco Dies in Brazil
- Morre o ex-governador campista Celso Peçanha (in Portuguese)
- Morre cientista Sergio Henrique Ferreira, aos 81 anos (in Portuguese)
- Aos 50 anos, morre o cantor Vander Lee, em Minas Gerais Archived 2016-08-10 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
- Ivo Pitanguy morre no Rio aos 90 anos (in Portuguese)
- Morre em São Paulo Luis Álvaro de Oliveira, ex-presidente do Santos (in Portuguese)
- Morre no Rio João Havelange, ex-presidente da Fifa (in Portuguese)
- Elke Maravilha morre aos 71 anos (in Portuguese)
- Morre, aos 60 anos, o jornalista e escritor Geneton Moraes Neto (in Portuguese)
- Bishop Antônio Eliseu Zuqueto
- Goulart de Andrade morre aos 83 anos, em São Paulo (in Portuguese)
- Maior artilheiro do Grêmio, Alcindo Bugre morre em Porto Alegre (in Portuguese)
- Cagliari mourn title hero Nene
- Brazil TV star Domingos Montagner drowns on set of soap opera
- Morre, aos 72 anos, Orival Pessini, criador de Fofão, Patropi e Sócrates (in Portuguese)
- Brazilian football loses the biggest of its captains: Carlos Alberto Torres passes away (in Portuguese)
- Bishop Redovino Rizzardo, C.S.
- Bishop Diógenes da Silva Matthes
- Plane Carrying Brazil's Chapecoense Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia
- Ferreira Gullar morre aos 86 anos no Rio. (in Portuguese)
- Bishop Lélis Lara, C.SS.R.
- Morre ex-governador do ES Elcio Alvares (in Portuguese)
- Morre Daminhão Experiença, figura folclórica da música brasileira (in Portuguese)
- Morre em São Paulo deputado tucano João Castelo (in Portuguese)
- "Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns morre em São Paulo aos 95 anos". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2016-12-14.
- Morre aos 113 anos, mulher mais velha da América do Sul Archived 2016-12-24 at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese)
- Unicamp perde Edgar De Decca e Mariza Corrêa (in Portuguese)
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