Exit Day for Collor?

By week's end he may be suspended as President of Brazil

FERNANDO COLLOR DE MELLO USED EVERY TRICK IN the book to delay a vote on his , impeachment in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies. But last week the President suffered what might have been the decisive blow. After a nine-hour televised hearing, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled that the chamber had every right to schedule the vote for this week and to make it a "nominal" ballot -- meaning that Deputies will have to declare themselves by name for or against. Though it is still possible that Collor will pull some last-second surprise, the odds are that the required two-thirds of the 503...

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