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Impeachment Proceedings Opened Against Brazil’s President

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The speaker of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, accepted on Wednesday a request to open impeachment proceedings against the country’s leader, President Dilma Rousseff. Cunha stated that there was evidence that the President had violated Brazil’s fiscal laws and manipulated government finances.

Although both Cunha and government officials deny any discussions, the speaker’s decision comes after weeks of covert negotiations between him and the Workers Party (PT) Congressional . . .

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