Brazil Lower House votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

It's over for Dilma in the lower house. The senate is expected to follow suit. Within days, Nicolás Maduro will have lost by far his two biggest diplomatic allies.

The vote now goes to the Senate, a vote she is forecast to lose. If she does, she will be removed from office while she faces impeachment proceedings.

Within days Michel Temer, her VP, is likely to take her post.

This is a huge blow to the left-wing hegemony in the region, and a disaster for Nicolás Maduro.

Even if Ms. Rousseff were to survive this process, she has no more power. Her government is effectively over. She would do well resigning so that Brazil can fix its economy.