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Brazilian Senate votes to impeach Rousseff, and Temer could cease to be “interim” president

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 15:49 UTC
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Brazilian Senate has voted to begin the impeachment trial of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, a move that could officially hand over power to her former vice president – current interim president – Michel Temer. The impeachment trial is expected to open around August 25 - four days after the Olympics finish - and go on for five days, ending with a vote in judgment. Read full article

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  • Hepatia

    Bernie Sanders Denounces Brazil’s Impeachment as Undemocratic, Calls for New Elections: https://theintercept.com/2016/08/09/as-temer-weakens-sanders-denounces-brazils-impeachment-as-undemocratic-calls-for-new-elections/

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 04:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @1 I don't think anything Bernie Sanders says has any influence. This is a matter for Brazil and they have decided to impeach Rousseff.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Bernie who?

    Exactly what are his qualifications to judge another country? He couldn't even make it into the election to rule his own country.

    Just what the world needs, yet another American pontificating.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 Hippylarious
    Bernie has about as much influence in the impeachment process of the fat cow, as a fart does. He doesn't even understand enough about Brazil's Constitution to know that in this case, new elections are not a foreseeable option. Why doesn't the old geezer just go back to sleep ?
    No doubt this has probably gotten Dilma's lawyers all excited, and might get them thinking it might be a good idea to send Bernie a petition to intervene in the process.....

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Bernhard Sanders undoubtly means well. but his knowledge of Brasil (which he undoubtly calls Brazil) and its political scene can be contailned in a medium sized thimble is as important as if a Zimbabwian lawmaker tried to interfere in a Russian election.

    Sorry, Hepatitis, but like you, he is a nobody without influence.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Fortunately there is a collection of the rap sheets of the current administration: https://theintercept.com/2016/08/05/the-intercepts-olympics-guide-for-identifying-brazils-new-leaders/

    Aug 13th, 2016 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Hippylariously stupid

    post something new, post something that is true. Why don't you post the mug shots of Lula, Dilma, Vaccari Neto, Dirceu, Genoino, Delcídio, Bumlai, Paulo Bernardo, Gleisi Hoffman, Lindberg Faria, Marcelo Odebrecht, and the dozens of other high-ranking petistas who have either already been condemned and are in prison, or are being - or will be - prosecuted ? Is the list too long ?

    Aug 14th, 2016 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    And what the people think: http://www.rioonwatch.org/?p=28331

    Aug 19th, 2016 - 01:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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