Brazil president's nemesis wounded but dangerous

Eduardo Cunha, head of Brazil's lower legislative house, is questioned November 30, 2015, as reports of a new bribery accusation against him emergeThe key figure in the impeachment process launched against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday is in trouble of his own — facing allegations of corruption and lying to Congress. Most politicians in Eduardo Cunha’s predicament might already have fallen, but the master tactician has always had a trump card — his power, as speaker of the lower house, to stop or greenlight impeachment petitions. Now, by accepting a petition accusing Rousseff of fiddling government accounts, Cunha has put himself at the center of a bitter political crisis shaking Latin America’s biggest country.

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