Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rousseff Party Admits Impeachment Vote Is Lost; Brazil ETF Surges

While the official voting process continues and still about another 40 or so votes are needed before the formal threshold to impeach Dilma Rousseff of 342 is crossed, moments ago the leader of Rousseff's lower house party, Gumaraes, threw in the towel and admitted the vote is lost.

For now however, bizarro world continues and as Brazil is about to plunge into an even deeper political crisis, the Brazilian stock ETF has surged 4.5% in Japan trading on hopes the removal of Rousseff will somehow fix the Brazilian economy overnight. It won't, and if anything the 2016 Olympic games now appear more in jeopardy than ever ....