Brazil: Troubled Congress speaker Eduardo Cunha resigns

BBC, 07/08/2016

In a tearful news conference, Mr Cunha said he was paying a high price for starting the process.

He was suspended from his post shortly after Congress voted to open an impeachment trial against Ms Rousseff.

He has been accused of taking bribes from the state oil company Petrobras.

Prosecutors say he diverted millions of dollars to his personal accounts in Switzerland.

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