Opinion: Brazil’s Shameless Parliament, Round Two

The “exonerated” Ministers, have exercised their legislative voting rights to save the skin of their boss, and to unjustly enrich their pet projects.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As if we needed reminding of the venial nature of Brazilian politicians, last week and this have proven beyond any doubt that Brazilian politicians have no sense of shame.

President Temer was formally charged with racketeering and obstruction of justice by the Chief Federal Prosecutor, and the case was remitted by the STF to the Chamber of Deputies for a vote - the Constitution prevents the judicial branch from trying the President without the approval of the legislative branch.

That’s one of many disastrous “parliamentary” provisions embedded in the so-called “presidential . . .

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