Crisis in Brazil as president faces impeachment

Brazil’s political crisis has spiraled closer to a tipping point, with the government appearing at risk of implosion months before the Rio Summer Olympics begin.

President Dilma Rousseff’s odds of being impeached appear stronger than ever now that the country’s largest political party said it’s pulling out of her coalition government.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Federal Court will reconvene and consider the pressing issue of whether to approve Rousseff’s appointment of controversial former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be her chief of staff.

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