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Brazil Congress votes on Rousseff impeachment

Brasília (AFP) – Brazilian lawmakers were set to vote shortly Sunday on impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in a tension-filled showdown watched by millions around the deeply divided Latin American powerhouse. Months of rancorous debate that have seen Rousseff’s ruling coalition collapse and prompted huge street demonstrations were coming to a head in the capital Brasilia where the lower house of Congress was to vote on authorizing an impeachment trial. “Our latest estimate is that we have enough votes to defeat impeachment,” he told journalists.

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