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Important Discussions Halt as Congress Starts Recess in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Congress begins its scheduled legislative recess on Wednesday, December 23rd, only returning in early February 2016 to continue to discuss the start of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and the possible ousting of Chamber of Deputies president, Eduardo Cunha.

Until the beginning of the week the Rousseff Administration had tried to shorten the recess, suggesting that congressional representatives return in mid-January. “Due to the period facing Brazil . . .

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