This week, Brazil moved one step closer to removing Dilma Rousseff from office after the Senate voted to indict the suspended president over charges of violating fiscal laws.

The move means that the Senate will go ahead with Rousseff's trial, which is expected to begin at the end of August. Rousseff calls the ongoing impeachment proceedings a "coup".

Critics of Rousseff's impeachment argue that many of those voting on whether to remove the suspended president, including those strongly pushing for the impeachment, also need to be examined as they face serious corruption violations.

In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan looks at how deep corruption runs in the Brazilian political system.

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Source: Al Jazeera