Impeachment or Resignation: Presidents Trump and Temer’s Dilemma

The two largest countries in the western hemisphere are in the midst of presidential crises. In Brazil, where crisis has been the norm for nearly three years, allegations and evidence of corruption have led to renewed calls for President Michel Temer's impeachment or resignation. In the United States, the investigation into Russian interference with the … Continue reading Impeachment or Resignation: Presidents Trump and Temer’s Dilemma

Another Presidential Crisis Throws Brazil Into Turmoil

Two back to back corruption accusations against President Michel Temer have brought the largest country in Latin America to a standstill. A recorded conversation between Temer and a Brazilian businessman personally implicates the president in corruption. On the tape, Temer approves the use of hush money to buy the silence of Eduardo Cunha. (Cunha was … Continue reading Another Presidential Crisis Throws Brazil Into Turmoil

Corruption in Brazil: Another One Bites the Dust

Corruption is endemic in Brazilian politics; the Petrobras scandal exposed the extent to which this axiom is true. Just last week, the corruption scandal claimed another high-ranking Brazilian politician. The former Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, was recently arrested on corruption charges. His arrest has thrown cold water on an upcoming vote … Continue reading Corruption in Brazil: Another One Bites the Dust