Brazil’s Senators Criticize Decision to Suspend Aecio Neves

Prosecutors accused Neves of passive corruption and obstruction of justice in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) graft after former JBS CEO Joesley Batista accused the senator of asking for R$2 million in bribes.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Allies of former presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, questioning Brazil’s Supreme Court decision last week to suspend Neves from the Senate and put him in house arrest. For Congressional representatives the Judiciary cannot prevail over the Legislative.

"The rights of this House are being tested. It is the right time for us to ask ourselves and define what the exact limits are, without defending A, B or C, but defending the Senate, the institution,” said interdependence of the Powers," said PSDB colleague and Senator, Antonio Anastasia, calling for an . . .

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