Brazil opposition draws first blood in Rousseff impeachment fight

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended action by a special congressional commission weighing impeachment proceedings against embattled President Dilma Rousseff. The move freezes the impeachment process until December 16 when the court convenes for a full session. Rousseff is fighting for her political life just one year into her second term at the head of the world’s seventh biggest economy. The commission is charged with studying the case, then making a recommendation to the lower house of Congress, where a two-thirds vote would be required to put Rousseff on trial in the upper house and possibly force her from office.

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