The COA vice president discussed the impact of the impeachment process on the Brazilian economy. ... Play Video
On April 17, Brazil's Chamber od Deputies advanced an impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff. In an appearance on CCTV, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth spoke about what this decision's impact might be on the Brazilian economy. Farnsworth says no Brazilian president could have prevented the external reasons causing the recession, but there are steps the Brazilian government could take to improve the situation. However, he said: "Those steps on the economic side will be virtually impossible to take until and unless you resolve the political side, and have the political will and consensus to be able to move forward on those very politically costly economic steps."