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Brazil's Congress at the center of an explosive political crisis

Brazil's Congress at the center of an explosive political crisis

It was a weekday morning, two weeks after impeachment proceedings were launched against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and the grand entrance to Brasilia's bold Modernist congressional building was packed with police.

Armed with riot gear, the officers lounged on stylish leather furniture, waiting for possible clashes with Rousseff supporters, who were demonstrating outside.

At the other end of the building, indigenous protesters asserting their rights were making their way to the roof.

"We're in a really strange time. On edge. It's a moment in which everyone's mood changes with each new development. No one can calmly get work done," said Congressman...

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