Cunha: scandal-plagued political operator targeting Rousseff

Eduardo Cunha President of the Lower House of the Congress gestures at the beginning of the session in Brasilia on April 15, 2016At every stage of the battle to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, lower house Speaker Eduardo Cunha has been at the center of the action — despite facing allegations of corruption himself. Most politicians in Cunha’s predicament might already have fallen, but the master tactician has always had a trump card in his power as speaker of the lower house to oversee the impeachment process. As the drive to impeach Rousseff enters its decisive stages with a vote by lawmakers expected on Sunday, Cunha is again at the center of the bitter political crisis shaking Latin America’s biggest country.

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