Thursday, July 7, 2016
Brazil Speaker Resigns
Brazil is one step closer to sanity tonight as the lower house speaker resigned his post. Publicly seen as the country’s most corrupt political figure, Eduardo Cunha now may be just months away from going to jail, though a series of administrative steps have to occur before he can stand trial. Aside from his role as a ringleader of government corruption, Cunha was a fount of negativity and religious extremism in his brief stint as speaker. One of the nightmare scenarios in Brazil’s corruption scandal was the possibility that Cunha might become president. Though the corruption problems are far from solved, the country can breathe a sigh of relief tonight.