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Between January 3 and April 2, 91,387 suspected cases of Zika were reported, with a disproportionate share (30,286) in the poorer northeast of the country, the Health Ministry said yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, Rousseff said both the Mercosur and Unasur trade blocs have democracy clauses that she will invoke if there should be what she charged would be “a rupture in democracy” in her country.
Many Brazilians blame the Workers Party’s economic stewardship for worsening the deepest recession since the 1930s, which has thrown millions out of work and pushed unemployment to more than 10 percent of the workforce.
Rousseff’s opponents reached the 342-vote mark needed to send her impeachment to the Senate for trial, a major step towards potentially ending 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in the divided nation.
Dilma Rousseff had been scratching around for support in the lower house of congress, which is scheduled to vote Sunday on whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings.
A stream of defections from Rousseff’s coalition makes it increasingly likely she will lose Sunday’s ballot in the lower house of Congress on whether she should face trial in the Senate over accusations she broke budget laws.
A congressional committee voted on Monday by a larger-than-expected margin to recommend that Rousseff be impeached for breaking budget laws to support her re-election in 2014.
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The committee voted 38 to 27 in favor of Rousseff’s ouster.
A long recession and huge corruption scandal have pushed the government to the brink of collapse, exacerbated last week when the powerful PMDB party ditched her for the opposition.
Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings as her government faces a stalling national economy and multiple corruption scandals.
The crisis couldn’t have come at a worse time, given the state of the economy, the Zika outbreak, and the looming Olympics. But Rousseff has been firm on not resigning.
Temer, who is the leader of the Democratic Movement, would assume the presidency if Rousseff was impeached for breaking fiscal laws.
Luis Suarez along with Edinson Cavani dragged Uruguay back into the game after they went 2-0 down after 25 minutes.