Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff to skip Rio Olympics ceremony

Aljazeera, 07/27/2016

Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff has announced through an aide she will not attend the torch ceremony opening the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Tuesday’s announcement came a day after Rousseff said in an interview she would not play second fiddle to Michel Temer, the interim president.

Rousseff, who is facing an impeachment trial that could confirm Temer as her successor one month from now, was invited to attend the ceremony in Rio’s Maracana stadium, where Temer will declare the Games open on August 5.

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