Opinion: Brazil’s “Ethical” Congress

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, after an interminable nine months of internecine squabbling, behind-closed-doors arm-pulling, vociferous jawboning and dire threatening to open Pandora’s box, the Ethics Committee of the Brazilian Congress voted, 11 to 9, in favor of ousting the President of the Chamber, Deputy Eduardo Cunha, from his seat in the Chamber.

The accusation against Cunha was that he had violated “parliamentary decorum” by lying to a Parliamentary . . .

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