It's Official: The System Works

Brazil impeaches its President and will try him on charges of corruption

IMPEACHING A CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS A DEADLY SERIous matter, so it would have been understandable if Brazilians had felt dejected after the lower house of Congress ousted President Fernando Collor de Mello. Instead, the country exploded into cheers and celebrated the impeachment as a victory for democracy. Before the Congress building in Brasilia, a crowd of 100,000, many of them young people, hugged and danced.

< The impeachment vote in the Chamber of Deputies was a lopsided 441 to 38. Collor is suspended for up to six months, during which the Senate will try him on charges of corruption. Vice President...

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