Presidential impeachment proceedings Begin in Brazil
Impeachment proceedings were opened against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for allegations of violating fiscal laws and manipulating finances. Rousseff’s political enemy and speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha accepted a request from opposition lawyers to begin the impeachment process.
The Brazilian President denies any wrongdoing and “received with indignation” the decision. A committee from the lower house of congress will vote on the President’s impeachment. If two-thirds vote for impeachment, the case will move to the Senate for a 90-day trial.
Brazil has been the subject of several corruption scandals in both politics and business in recent years.