Tag: Cunha

Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Polls released yesterday show that, in elections for President of Brazil, in the first round, against all comers, the winner would be former President Lula. Then they show that in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In jail since June of 2015, the former head of one of Brazil’s largest construction companies, Marcelo Odebrecht, is ready to cooperate with authorities looking into the Lava Jato (Carwash)...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon is today reminded of a well-worn Brazilian phrase: “tudo acaba em pizza”. The phrase originated in São Paulo soccer club Palmeiras, where, after ferocious battles for control of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing WriterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Situated between Brazil’s two most famous cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, nestled in the hills of Vale do Paraíba (Paraíba Valley), is the remote colonial town of Cunha....
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week, after an interminable nine months of internecine squabbling, behind-closed-doors arm-pulling, vociferous jawboning and dire threatening to open Pandora’s box, the Ethics Committee of the Brazilian Congress voted, 11 to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ethics Committee at Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday eleven votes to nine to remove suspended Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha from office for lying about having...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s last op-ed submission accused the STF of having acted without constitutional support by barring Eduardo Cunha from exercising his elected office as a Federal Deputy. But that was the...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon opined yesterday that STF Justice Teori’s early morning order excluding Eduardo Cunha from his seat in the Chamber of Deputies was “extraordinary”. Later in the day, as expected, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, and has suspended Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Eduardo Cunha from his duties as legislator. Cunha is...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the recurring themes of Brazil’s impeachment controversy has been the oft-repeated claim by Dilma’s supporters that those who stand in line to succeed her—Vice President Temer, Chamber President...
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