Brazil justice orders impeachment process for VP Temer, heightens crisis




 
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Brazil justice orders impeachment process for VP Temer, heightens crisis
 
April 5th, 2016  
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Brazil justice orders impeachment process for VP Temer, heightens crisis
By Alonso Soto and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Federal Supreme Court justice on Tuesday ordered Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, deepening a political crisis and uncertainty over leadership of Latin America's largest country. Justice Marco Aurelio Mello told the lower house to convene a special committee to consider the ouster of Temer over charges he helped doctor budget accounting as part of President Dilma Rousseff's administration. Another committee is already analyzing similar charges against Rousseff, a leftist who is scrambling for support to defeat an impeachment vote in the lower house as early as mid-April.




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