Rio’s Mayor Crivella Faces Possible Impeachment Process

Crivella is accused of offering religious leaders help in scheduling surgeries through the public health system for their congregation, and exemption of the payment of land tax for Evangelical temples.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s city council announced on Tuesday it was suspending its mid-year recess to analyze two impeachment processes against Mayor Marcelo Crivella. Crivella is accused of promising to use his clout to obtain advantages for Evangelical churches.

According to the two impeachment processes filed, Crivella is accused of administrative impropriety for having used the City Palace (government headquarters) for a meeting with evangelical leaders on July 4th, where he promised advantages to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?