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Brazilian Bloodbath: Currency Halted, Futures Crash, Bonds Tumble Most On Record

  • Brazilian Bloodbath: Currency Halted, Futures Crash, Bonds Tumble Most On Record
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    As first reported last night, Brazil has plunged back into yet another political crisis less than a year after the impeachment of Dilma Rouseff, when a report in Brazil’s O Globo newspaper revealed that President Michel Temer was involved in an “hush money” cover-up scheme involving the jailed former speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, who was the mastermind behind the impeachment of Rouseff.

    Already an impeachment request against Temer has been filed by the opposition, although it was unclear who would replace him or what the process would look like. If Temer resigns or is impeached, Congress would elect an interim president until the next scheduled vote in October of 2018. An early election could only be held with a constitutional amendment approved by lawmakers.

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May 18, 2017 - Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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