May 06, 2016
Brazil Plays Another Round Of Suspension Roulette
Eduardo Cunha, Brazil’s lower house speaker, bitter rival of President Dilma Rousseff and the legislator responsible for her impeachment proceedings, just got a taste of his own medicine. A Supreme Court justice suspended Speaker Cunha for obstructing a corruption investigation. This removes him from the selection pool for Brazil’s next president. He was thought to be second in line for the presidency after Rousseff’s imminent departure, but it’s becoming apparent that Brazil could use a new batch of candidates, as anyone remotely close to the office is under investigation for corruption.
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