The Heat: Rouseff impeachment trial

Latin America

She was suspended in May, and formally indicted during the Olympics, but this Thursday Dilma Rousseff faces the biggest challenge of her political career.

That’s when a trial gets underway in the Senate to impeach the Brazilian president on charges of breaking federal budget rules. Supporters call the campaign against her an attempted coup d’etat.

Many of those behind the impeachment, including interim President Michel Temer, have themselves been accused of corruption. Regardless of the outcome, the country is in for a continuing period of political instability.

For more, CCTV America’s Paulo Cabral reports from Sao Paulo.
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The Heat: Rouseff impeachment trial PT 1

The Heat: Rouseff impeachment trial PT 1

The Rio Olympics may be over, but for Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff, the race to save her political career is about to hit a huge hurdle. For more, CCTV America’s Paulo Cabral reports from Sao Paulo. Tonight’s panel takes a look at the implication of the Rouseff impeachment trial with Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars, Andrea Murta, deputy director with the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center, Joel Velasco, senior vice president with the Albright Stonebridge Group and Maria Luisa Mendonca, professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro and director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights

The Heat: Rouseff impeachment trial PT 2

The Heat: Rouseff impeachment trial PT 2

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the implication of the Rouseff impeachment trial with Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars, Andrea Murta, deputy director with the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center, Joel Velasco, senior vice president with the Albright Stonebridge Group and Maria Luisa Mendonca, professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro and director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the implication of the Rouseff impeachment trial:

  • Paulo Sotero director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Andrea Murta deputy director with the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center
  • Joel Velasco senior vice president with the Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Maria Luisa Mendonca, professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro and director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights