WATCH: What’s next for Brazil after the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff?

This week, the Federal Senate voted to put Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial as part of an impeachment process against her. Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative at Brookings, participated in a Facebook Live event to discuss the impeachment process, the causes for it, and what happens next.

Trinkunas, who is co-author of the forthcoming book, “Aspirational Power: Brazil on the long road to global influence” (Brookings Institution Press, 2016), also addressed how the unfolding political drama affects Brazil’s trajectory as a rising regional and global power; how it reflects larger social and political divisions in Brazil; and what impact, if any, it will have on Rio de Janeiro’s Summer Olympic Games in August.

See also a recent blog post by Trinkunas, “Can Brazil right itself?,” written following the impeachment vote by Brazil’s lower chamber of Congress in April.