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Committee votes to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against Brazil's president

  • A committee has voted to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. As per reports, this has dealt a severe blow to Rousseff’s hopes of staving off the impeachment proceedings. A congressional committee voted by 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment proceedings against the president. It is claimed that Rousseff had manipulated government accounts ahead of her re-election in 2014.