Brazil impeachment drive accelerates, Lula fights back


BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s struggling leftist government is fighting on two fronts Monday as impeachment proceedings threaten President Dilma Rousseff and legal battles harry her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Rousseff’s presidency appears to be in peril as she fights impeachment, protests, recession and scandal, and her decision to call Lula to the rescue backfired last week when a judge blocked his nomination as chief of staff over pending corruption charges.



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