Brazil awaits outcome of key step in Rousseff impeachment

BBC, 04/11/2016

Brazil is awaiting the outcome of a congressional committee vote – a key step in the process to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.

The 65-member committee will decide whether to recommend impeachment over allegations she manipulated government accounts to hide a growing deficit.

Police in Brazil are preparing for protests in the capital, Brasilia.

A two-metre-high (6.5ft) metal barricade is being built to keep anti- and pro-government protesters apart.

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