Rousseff impeached, Temer takes office

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ The national spirit Brazil had during the Olympics quickly came to a halt as the impeachment of its former President Dilma Rousseff was finalized. This will be the second impeachment out of four presidents Brazil has elected since returning to democracy in 1985. The Brazilian Senate impeached Rousseff for illegally manipulating government accounts. She had been found guilty of moving funds between government budgets which is illegal under Brazilian law. Some say her purpose for doing so was to plug deficit holes in popular social programs to boost her chances of being re-elected for a … Continue reading Rousseff impeached, Temer takes office