Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There have always been lots of rumors circulating about the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation, but last week they have been growing faster and more substantial. Most of them concern President Temer, who is currently facing charges of passive corruption.
The constitution requires that a 2/3 vote of the federal Chamber of Deputies vote in favor of having a trial of a sitting President charged with “ordinary” (as opposed to “impeachable”) crimes. If