Rio’s Mayor Marcelo Crivella Dodges Impeachment Process

Mayor Marcelo Crivella was accused of offering religious leaders benefits, including tax exemptions for their churches.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s City Council rejected on Thursday, a request for the start of an impeachment process of mayor, Marcelo Crivella. Crivella was accused of a lack of administrative integrity for offering special benefits to Evangelical groups.

"I want to thank God for one more victory, and the city council members for their determination to reject a petition for impeachment without a legal basis,” said Mayor Crivella on social media after the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?