Brazil’s Rousseff Presents Defense Against Impeachment

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The General Attorney and former Justice Minister in Brazil, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, told a Chamber of Deputies’ commission discussing the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff that the proceeding was started as an act of retaliation by Chamber Speaker, Eduardo Cunha.

“Mr. Eduardo Cunha used his power to take revenge and retaliate against the President because she refused to guarantee the Ethics Council the votes that her party could give him so that he would not be charged,” said Cardozo to Congressional Representatives.

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