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Brazil's High Court Suspends Rousseff Foe as House Speaker

  • Cunha was suspended in vote of 11 to 0; he denies wrongdoing
  • Congressman led lower house efforts to impeach Rousseff
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Brazil’s lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha, one of the most powerful politicians implicated in the country’s sprawling corruption scandal and a vocal critic of the government, was suspended from office Thursday.

The Supreme Court voted unanimously to suspend him as speaker and legislator, effective immediately. Cunha told reporters after the ruling that he won’t resign and will appeal the decision.