Brazil Political Crisis

Brazil's acting president promises to jumpstart economy

An anti-government demonstrator celebrates the result of the impeachment process outside Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016. Brazil's Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics. Rousseff's ally-turned-enemy, Vice President Michel Temer, will take over as acting president later Thursday while she is suspended. The Senate has 180 days to conduct a trial and decide whether Rousseff should be permanently removed from office. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Picking up Brazil’s reins after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff, acting President Michel Temer pledged Thursday to jumpstart the stalled economy and push ahead with a sprawling corruption investigation that has already ensnared top leaders of his own party and even implicated Temer himself.

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