By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Under pressure from both allies and critics, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, announced his resignation from the top legislative position in the country’s Lower House on Thursday. The legislator, however, will continue to hold his position as a Congressional representative.
In his resignation letter, Cunha, who is an ally and of the same political party (PMDB) as interim President Michel Temer, said he came under attack after impeachment charges were filed against now suspended President Dilma Rousseff.
“I'm paying a high price for having initiated . . .