Brazil’s vice president, Michel Temer, has assumed power after Dilma Rousseff was suspended pending impeachment proceedings. He is a member of the opposition party. Despite the suspension being over corruption charges, Temer himself was ordered to pay a fine last week after it was found he’d exceeded campaign funds. Rousseff said there was “no justification for an impeachment” and called the move a coup.
There has been renewed violence around Aleppo, Syria, where around 300 people were killed over the last two weeks. Another hospital has been bombed. Syrian scholar Yasser Munif spoke to Amy Goodman.
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