Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a trip planned for this Thursday to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. The President’s office did not offer an explanation. Press reports said the President will remain in Brazil in order to deal with a growing political crisis. Earlier Tuesday, a major political party, the PMDB (Partido do Movimento Democrátcio Brasileiro), withdrew its support from the administration. Rousseff faces an impeachment move in Congress due to a spreading corruption investigation. Press reports also noted that, in Rousseff’s absence, Vice President Michel Temer would assume duties as acting chief executive. Relations between Rousseff and Temer are strained. Temer is the National Chairman of the PMDB.
Link to government news agency releaseMore Testimonials