MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) — On Monday, Brazil's lower house committee, tasked with evaluating a report recommending that Rousseff be put on impeachment trial in the country's upper house, voted in favor of the move.
"There is a coup plot," Lorier said, adding that the situation "affects democracy in all of Latin America."
"There is an element that those who support the ‘impeachment’ perhaps do not take into the account, and it is the popular mobilization against the coup which influences the whole mood of Brazil," the politician stressed.
Rousseff has been facing a wave of public discontent for over a year amid Brazil’s struggling economy and a major corruption scandal in the state-owned Petrobras petroleum company. Lower house lawmakers supported impeachment procedures against Rousseff early last December.
In late March, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party left the governing coalition, leaving the president with even fewer allies.