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Brazil's Suspended Lower House Speaker Resigns

The corruption-tainted speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress announced his resignation on Thursday, ending months of political bickering that threatened to deepen a legislative stalemate blamed for keeping the economy mired in recession. An emotional Eduardo Cunha, who had already been suspended from his speakership duties, said with a cracking voice that he was the victim of persecution for starting the process to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who has been suspended...

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