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Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff makes a statement at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 12, 2016.
Rousseff said Thursday that democracy and the constitution are at stake after she was forced to face an impeachment trial in the Senate and cede power to vice president Michel Temer. (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff makes a statement at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 12, 2016. Rousseff said Thursday that democracy and the constitution are at stake after she was forced to face an impeachment trial in the Senate and cede power to vice president Michel Temer. (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazil's Senate has voted to impeach and suspend embattled President Dilma Rousseff after an all-night 20-hour session of debate. The trial is likely to stretch into the summer, when the Olympics are set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014. She denies the charges.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest from BBC reporter Julia Carneiro in the capital Brasilia.

Guest

  • Julia Carneiro, BBC reporter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She tweets @juliadcarneiro.

This segment aired on May 12, 2016.

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