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Watch: First Interview With Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff Since the Senate's Impeachment Vote

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LAST THURSDAY, BRAZILIAN President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from the presidency when the Senate voted, 55-22, to try her on the impeachment charges, approved by the lower house, involving alleged budgetary maneuvers ("pedaladas") designed to obscure the size of public debt. Although she nominally remains the president and continues to reside in Braslia's presidential palace, her duties are being carried out by her vice president, Michel Temer -- now "interim" President Temer -- and the right-wing, corruption-tainted, all-white-male cabinet he has assembled (due to Brazil's coalition politics, Temer is from a different party than Rousseff). Rousseff's suspension will last up to 180 days as her Senate impeachment trial takes place, at which point she will either be acquitted or (as is widely expected) convicted and permanently removed from her office.

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Glenn Greenwald is one of three co-founding editors of The Intercept. He is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, No Place (more...)
 

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