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Lawmakers vote for embattled Rousseff to stand trial

By Agencies In Brasilia | China Daily | Updated: 2016-05-13 07:42

Brazil's Senate voted on Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a monthslong fight that laid bare the country's fury over corruption and economic decay.

It hurled Latin America's largest country into political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics.

Rousseff's enraged backers called the move a coup d'etat and threatened wide-scale protests and strikes, while her enemies insisted she had broken the law, and that the country's deep political, social and economic woes could only be tackled without her.

Lawmakers vote for embattled Rousseff to stand trial

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