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Impeachment Proceedings Opened Against Brazil's President

Brazilian opposition efforts to unseat President Dilma Rousseff advanced Wednesday when the speaker of lower house of Congress opened impeachment proceedings against her, a move that threatens to mire the government in political wrangling as the economy nosedives. Opposition parties filed the request in September, accusing  the unpopular president of violating Brazil's fiscal laws and manipulating government finances to benefit her re-election campaign last year. Eduardo Cunha,...

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