Impeachment of Former Speaker in Brazil Expected Monday

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Speaker of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, is expected to be impeached today by the country’s Lower House. Cunha is accused of receiving bribes related to Operação Lava-Jato (Operation Carwash) as well as lying to lawmakers about having foreign bank accounts.

“It is important that members are present and that each vote [according] to his conscience. The important thing is that everyone is here - this is an issue that has to end on Monday, so that the House can return its regular voting order . . .

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