Ghostly emptiness haunts Rousseff's offices before impeachment

Presidential protocol guards are silhouted at the Planalto palace in Brasilia on May 11, 2016Brasília (AFP) – A ghostly emptiness haunted the normally bustling surrounds of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s offices Wednesday in the final hours before the Senate was expected to suspend her for an impeachment trial. Praca dos Tres Poderes, the huge Brasilia square where the executive building, the Supreme Court and Congress are all located, was eerily deserted after police cut off access. Two guards in ceremonial uniforms with blue coats and white trousers stood silently outside Rousseff’s offices in the Palacio do Planalto.

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