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Brazilian lawmakers vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 01:01

Brazil Senate puts Rousseff on trial, ending 13 years of leftist rule. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Brazil's Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront Michel Temer, the vice president who succeeds her. With Rousseff suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the centrist Temer will take the helm of a country that again finds itself mired in political and economic volatility after a recent decade of prosperity. The 55-22 vote ends more than 13 years of rule by the left-wing Workers Party, which rose from Brazil's labor movement and helped pull millions of people out of poverty before seeing many of its leaders face corruption investigations.

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Brazilian lawmakers vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 01:01