Brazil’s Rousseff has presidential perks cut

Anthony Boadle and Lisandra Paraguassu – Reuters, 06/14/2016

Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday that the country’s interim government has suspended her use of Air Force planes and will no longer pay her hotel bills.

The leftist leader, who was suspended one month ago to stand trial in the Senate for allegedly breaking budget laws, said the moves are meant to limit her ability to move around the country and get out her message that her impeachment was illegal.

“I have no right to use an Air Force plane to travel,” she told foreign reporters, criticizing interim President Michel Temer’s decision to only allow her on a government plane to fly to her hometown of Porto Alegre.

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