With her job on the line, Brazil’s Rousseff has cleared out her office

Lisandra Paradguassu – Reuters, 05/10/2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has packed up personal photos and stripped the shelves in her third-floor office in the Planalto presidential palace – a sign she may be resigned to losing her job in a Senate vote on Wednesday.

In what could be one of her final meetings as president, Rousseff received the secretary general of the Organization of American States on Tuesday, as guards tried to stop photographers from documenting signs of an impending move.

Though government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to stop the Senate vote, an aide said privately the leftist Rousseff expects to receive official notice on Thursday of her suspension on charges of violating budget laws.

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