Brazil impeachment committee recommends removing Rousseff

AFP , Thursday 4 Aug 2016

A Brazilian Senate committee voted Thursday to recommend the full upper house remove suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office in an impeachment trial, taking her a step closer to a definitive ouster.

The decision -- passed by a vote of 14 to five -- is non-binding, but delivers Rousseff yet another setback on the eve of the Olympics opening ceremony.

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