Thursday, May 12, 2016

Impeachment to Proceed in Brazil

As expected, the Brazilian Senate voted to proceed with impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. She will be suspended for up to six months while the Senate considers the charges of impeachment. There are plenty of uncertainties ahead, with half of the senators not knowing if they too could be removed from office for their own offenses before the impeachment vote finally happens. The correct course of action in the situation, though, is for everyone to proceed with their work as the terms of the job require, and that strategy doesn’t change just because some of them haven’t lived up to their obligations in the past.