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Brawls, Sermons and Confetti: Brazilian Impeachments Have It All

  • Lawmakers' emotions ran high ahead of vote to impeach Rousseff
  • Skies lit up with fireworks after news of Sunday vote tally
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Brazil’s Uphill Struggle and Rousseff’s Impeachment Vote

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When Brazilian legislators gather to impeach a president, it’s anything but a solemn affair. Think Carnival of Brazil.

In an impassioned, 10-hour session in Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Sunday to vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, the scene on the floor of the legislative chamber sometimes bordered on the surreal.