Brazilian Congress Staves Off Conflict with STF over Chico Rodrigues and Flordelis

Legislators are deferring decisions on a senator caught with money in his underpants and a deputy accused of killing her husband. Senate signals approval of Kassio Marques to the Supreme Court.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even if public opinion is placing it up against the ropes, Congress will not yield. Legislators in both Houses have been working hard to avoid, or at least defer, any punishment of senator Chico Rodrigues who was caught hiding R$33,150 (US$6,630) in his underpants during a police operation, and Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?