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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost twenty hours of speeches, Brazil’s Senate voted early Thursday morning to open an impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff. With a vote of 55 for and 22 against, senators decided to suspend Rousseff from her post for up to 180 days while they conduct an impeachment trial.

With the Senate decision, Vice-President Michel Temer will assume the Presidency. Rousseff exonerated most of her cabinet . . .

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