Brazilian impeachment trial begins

By: Aaron Robinson ~Staff Writer~ Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was dislodged, but not yet removed, from office after an impeachment trial was called as a result of allegations regarding the breaking of budget rules. Rousseff is accused of taking illegal state loans in order to repair holes in the country’s budget. The charge was brought to the attention of Brazil’s Senate by political rivals in the far-right party, which President Rousseff called a “coup d’état” against the left-winged Worker’s Party. Her main political rival is the former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, who is also the head of the … Continue reading Brazilian impeachment trial begins