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    Brazilian Leaders Attempt to Stave Off Impeachment

    But who in the world will unite with these Workers? Brazil is led by the Workers’ Party — but in alliance with their biggest political partner, the PMDB, which is expected to vote tonight to end their decade-long coalition. That could spell disaster for scandal- and recession-plagued President Dilma Rousseff, after a lawyers’ association filed an impeachment petition against her Monday. Now her mentor, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is trying to cobble together enough votes to secure Rousseff’s position despite an impeachment vote expected next month.

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