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Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of a new stage of the state-subsidized housing program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016Brasília (AFP) – A Brazilian Senate committee voted Friday to recommend starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, who now faces being suspended from office in less than a week. The special committee’s decision was non-binding but marked the last formal stage before the full Senate votes Wednesday on whether to put the leftist leader on trial. “The case now goes to the full federal Senate,” announced opposition Senator Raimundo Lira following the one-sided vote, which passed 15 to five.

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