Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Brazilian lawmakers on Sunday authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America’s biggest country into profound political crisis. Opposition deputies in the lower house of Congress needed 342 of the 513 votes, or a two-thirds majority, ...

Apr 17, 2016

Q&A: Why Brazilian president faces impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress, with the lower Chamber of Deputies expected to vote on the measure on Sunday. The effort comes amid an angry public mood over the South American nation’s worst recession in decades and a big ...