Brazil president takes Olympic time out from impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves during the event Women in Defense of Democracy at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on April 7, 2016Dilma Rousseff tried to make it look like business as usual Friday with a visit to the Rio Olympics site, but time was running out for the Brazilian president ahead of a key impeachment vote. The Olympics, the first ever staged in South America, were awarded back in 2009 when Brazil was an emerging markets high flier and Rousseff’s leftist mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was one of the most popular presidents in the world. Now Rousseff is fighting desperately ahead of an impeachment vote in Congress while ex-president Lula faces corruption charges.

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