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Brazil Senate Defies Supreme Court Move to Dismiss Its President

The president of Brazil's Senate refused on Tuesday to accept a Supreme Court injunction removing him from office, pushing the country towards a constitutional crisis as it struggles to end political gridlock and an economic recession. A judge on the top court on Monday ordered the removal of Renan Calheiros because he was indicted last week for embezzlement, deepening conflict between the judiciary and the legislature over the prosecution of corrupt politicians. But following a...

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