Eva Hershaw and Leandro Melito
Interim President Temer has caused controversy in Brazil with his appointments, especially that of lower chamber leader André Moura who faces an accusation of attempted murder in his home state.
Brazil's senate has opened the session in which senators are expected to vote to impeach Rousseff, the country’s first female president, for allegedly manipulating the national accounts.
With Rousseff almost certain to lose the upcoming impeachment vote in the senate on May 11, her controversial vice president, Michel Temer, is preparing to take over the job and promising austerity measures when he does.
Brazil awoke his Monday morning to the sobering reality that the lower house of congress just voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, less than two years after she was elected. The process now goes to the country's senate.
Barring a major upset, a 65-member congressional commission is slated to vote on Monday evening in favor of a recommendation that Rousseff's impeachment be put before the plenary, probably on Sunday.