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      Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial begins in Brazil

      Projections suggest senators will vote to remove Rousseff permanently from the presidency, putting a final end to almost 14 years of Workers’ Party rule that had initially turned Brazil into a symbol of hope on the world stage.

      Financial Crisis and Zika Threaten Carnival in Brazil

      Even Rio's biggest samba schools say Brazil's recession means they are struggling to fund their huge elaborate parades at the city’s Sambodromo, which has also been sprayed in an effort to contain the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.