Dilma Rousseff’s Speech to Federal Senate 29, 2016 August

The president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, was on Monday (29) in the Brazilian Senate for more than 14 hours, personally defending herself from a supposed crime of responsibility. In her opening speech, she denied the crimes alleged against her and declared, “I would never attempt against what I believe in or practice actions that went counter to the interests of those who have elected me”. Read below: Your Excellency Chief Justice of the Supreme Federal Court Ricardo Lewandowski,Your Excellency President of the Federal Senate Renan Calheiros,Your Excellencies (Senators),Women and Men…

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Brazilian Senate moves forward with Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazilian Senate President Renan Calheiros announced his decision to move forward President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment process in the Senate, ignoring the decision of acting lower house speaker Waldir Maranhão, who annulled the session at the Chamber of Deputies in which the case was approved. Calheiros considered Maranhão’s act as a »joke with democracy« and demanded to proceed with reading at the Senate floor of the report from the special committee, in favor of impeachment, approved by the Chamber of Deputies.

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