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    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff Faces Impeachment Trial

    She’s been shown the door. After an exhausting 20 hours of debate, the Brazilian Senate voted 55-22 to impeach. In doing so, legislators have launched legal proceedings that immediately suspend Rousseff from office, handing power to VP Michel Temer for up to six months pending a decision on whether to remove the president permanently. While supporters clashed with police outside, Rousseff — who denies allegations of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing deficit — packed her bags, made plans to dismiss her cabinet and is refusing to ease the transition.

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