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Brazil’s House Speaker Eduardo Cunha Closer to Losing Mandate

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO 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 a foreign bank account. Through a press release, Cunha reiterated that he is innocent of the charges and that the process was conducted in a partial manner.

“We are facing the biggest scandal that this council has ever analyzed. This is not just an omission, a lie, but a plot to disguise tax evasion, tax fraud,” said the

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