Brazil President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment divides country
The lower house of Brazil's congress voted 367 to 137 to remove president Dilma Rousseff from office, April 17.
Rousseff was accused of illegally borrowing money from the state bank to paper over the country's deficit. But the president denounced the impeachment as a coup and vowed to fight back as supporters of her Worker's Party took to the streets.
This political drama is unfolding only months before Brazil is slated to host the summer Olympics.
Stephanie Nolen, The Globe & Mail's Latin America bureau chief, joined The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti from Rio De Janeiro to talk about the implications of the impeachment and Brazil's precarious politics.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.