Brazil’s Lower House Authorizes Impeachment of President Rousseff

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Sunday night (April 17th) Brazil’s Lower House voted 367 to 137 to authorize the impeachment process to go on to the Senate. Although there were strong indications on Sunday morning that the government would lose, the pro-impeachment tally was much higher than expected.

One by one the 511 representatives stepped up to the microphone to deliver his or her vote. They cast their votes in the name of their children, their parents, their spouses, their political parties, their cities and states. As each voiced their vote, there . . .

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