August 2016: Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Brazil's Senate votes on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office 61–20, more than the 54 votes needed. The impeachment vote clears the way for interim president Michel Temer to take the presidential oath, officially becoming Brazil's new leader.
- Photo source: Associated Press