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Brazil’s Rousseff impeached

Brazil’s Senate removed leftist President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, in an impeachment process that has polarized the Latin American country and paralyzed its politics for nine months.

Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

Her conservative former Vice President Michel Temer, who has run the country since her suspension in May, will be sworn to serve out the remainder of her term through 2018.

A separate vote will be held on whether Rousseff will be barred from public office for eight years.


4 Responses to Brazil’s Rousseff impeached

  1. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria August 31, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    how come nuh body bout here don’t get impeach????

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar August 31, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      The antiquated laws need to change .

    • harry turnover August 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      ….because EVERY BODY doing the same thing.
      If Bajans were to elect a third party you would see the termites scrambling to get out of the woodwork

  2. seagul August 31, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    The racist right has more money than the left in Brazil. The political circus rolls on…


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