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In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended from office after senators voted overwhelmingly to put her on trial for allegedly breaking budget laws.

Once a widely popular President and leader of the leftist Workers’ Party, this massive corruption should remind us just how dangerous Socialism is.

Rousseff, age 68, a former Marxist guerrilla and the country’s first female President, is now accused of being involved in dirty dealings through her party.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is to face trial after the Senate voted to impeach and suspend her.

Ms Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies.

Senators voted to suspend her by 55 votes to 22 after an all-night session that lasted more than 20 hours.

Vice-President Michel Temer will now assume the presidency while Ms Rousseff’s trial takes place.

The trial may last up to 180 days, which would mean Ms Rousseff would be suspended during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which start on 5 August.

Ms Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to stop proceedings, but the move was rejected. Her suspension brings an end to 13 years of the rule of her Workers’ Party.


However, Rousseff’s alleged crimes are not nearly as bad as President Barack Obama’s shredding of the Constitution and abuses of power. Why isn’t Obama impeached yet, too?

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