Brazil’s suspended president mounted a defiant and emotional defense of her presidency on Monday during the senate impeachment trial that is due to decide whether to oust her for good.
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The bombshell recordings feature Brazil’s newly appointed planning minister appearing to say impeachment would “stop the bloodletting” from the massive Car Wash judicial inquiry into kickbacks from the state-run oil company.
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.
After ousting a female president, Michel Temer immediately named a cabinet without a single non-white male, a first in 37 years and a move that has riled many Brazilians.
Some believe this could help save Rousseff's presidency; others say "it's just a delay."
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.
Massive anti-government marches typically carry effigies of President Rousseff and boo opportunistic opposition leaders, who are often accused of more serious crimes. But angry protesters have a soft spot for one man — Judge Sergio Moro.
VICE News was in São Paulo, Brazil where protests for and against President Dilma Rousseff were in full swing as Congress started to vote on her impeachment.
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.
It is now up to the Senate to decide whether to suspend Rousseff, as Brazil's political crisis plays out against a backdrop of a deep recession, and an ever-expanding litany of corruption scandals implicating political leaders from all major parties.