Brazil Attorney General Seeks Key Lawmaker’s Ouster

Mauricio Savarese, Brad Brooks – AP, 12/16/2015

Brazil’s attorney general went to the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking to strip the leader of the House of Deputies of his seat.
House Speaker Eduardo Cunha is the nemesis of embattled and unpopular President Dilma Rousseff — and earlier this month began impeachment proceedings against her.

But Cunha faces federal charges of accepting at least $5 million in bribes in connection to a widespread kickback scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras.

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