Thursday, May 5, 2016

Brazil Court Removes Cunha, Impeachment to Proceed

One of the stumbling blocks in the impeachment of the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was that the impeachment process could ultimately lead to seating a far more corrupt politican, Speaker Eduardo Cunha, as a replacement president. Cunha was leading the impeachment charge in hopes of killing an investigation into some of his own corrupt activities, so it would be a disaster if the impeachment process might possibly make him president. That scenario becomes unlikely now that the country’s top court has removed Cunha from office. With Cunha out of the way, the impeachment of the president and vice president is likely to go a little faster.