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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, was arrested on Wednesday, October 19th, by federal police accused of corruption in the Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal. Cunha, known for being the politician who pushed forward former President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment process forward in Congress, called the arrest "absurd."

“It is an absurd decision, without any motivation and using the arguments of an injunction extinguished by the Supreme Court,” said the former Speaker in a statement released to the media after his arrest. Cunha said that his lawyers would . . .

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