Brazil’s Rousseff gains time to avert impeachment

Maria Carolina Marcello and Leonardo Goy – Reuters, 10/14/2015

A Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday won President Dilma Rousseff more time to muster votes in Congress to block opposition efforts to impeach her on charges of manipulating government accounts.

Opposition parties had planned to force a vote in the lower house that could have opened proceedings to impeach the president as early as this week.

But a Supreme Court justice suspended the maneuver with an injunction sought by lawmakers of the ruling Workers’ Party.

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