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    Brazil's Senate to Launch President Rousseff's Impeachment Trial on August 29

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    The Senate, the upper chamber of Brazil's parliament, will open trial for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment on August 29, Supreme Federal Court judge Ricardo Lewandowski was cited on Sunday by local media as saying.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Despite possible delays, the decision-making process is expected to last for approximately a week, while the final resolution on Rousseff's powers is expected to be passed by September, Lewandowski said, as quoted by the local Globo broadcaster.

    In May, the Senate suspended Rousseff from office for 180-day trial amid accusations of concealing the country’s budget deficit ahead of the 2014 reelection. Vice President Michel Temer assumed presidency during that period.

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