The lines of defense are crumbling for the Brazilian president. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for impeachment proceedings. And the senate continues a somber debate as the minutes count down to a vote that could remove her from office.
Two former leaders of Brazil have been accused of running a criminal organization in a massive corruption scheme. The charges are part of an unprecedented crackdown on corruption in Brazil.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization. As sitting president, he will only face trial if two-thirds of the lower house vote to suspend him.
Brazil's Senate has passed an overhaul of Brazil's labor laws, aimed to kickstart an ailing economy. But political pressure on President Michel Temer may prevent him from staying in office to see the reforms executed.
A congressional committee has rejected a report calling for Brazilian President Michel Temer to be suspended from office. A massive corruption scandal has already seen ex-president Lula sentenced to almost ten years.
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