President Rousseff is Closer to Being Impeached in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The threat of impeachment loomed closer to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, as a special commission of the country’s lower house voted to approve a report recommending the ousting of the nation’s leader. The commission voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment proceedings be placed before the full Chamber of Deputies.

The vote by the Lower House is scheduled for this weekend. If two thirds of the Chamber votes for the impeachment, the President will automatically be suspended from her duties for up to 180 days . . .

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