Brazil's Rousseff facing 'political suicide bomber,' growing calls for impeachment

August 28, 2015 12:22 PM

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Brazil's Rousseff facing 'political suicide bomber,' growing calls for impeachment

FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff arrives for a Mercosur Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren’t rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she’s now faced with a “political suicide bomber.” That would be powerful Dep. Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress. He’s Rousseff’s sworn enemy who has been charged with taking millions in bribes in connection to a sprawling corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. (AP Photo/Joedson Alves, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff waves to the press as she arrives to greet leaders arriving for a Mercosur Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Dep. Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress is Rousseff’s sworn enemy who has ...

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