Brazil's President Suspended From Office, Faces Impeachment Trial
Brazil’s Senate has voted to impeach and suspend embattled President Dilma Rousseff after an all-night 20-hour session of debate. The trial is likely to stretch into the summer, when the Olympics are set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014. She denies the charges.
Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest from BBC reporter Julia Carneiro in the capital Brasilia.
- Julia Carneiro, BBC reporter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She tweets @juliadcarneiro.
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