Eduardo Cunha, the former president of Brazil’s lower house of parliament, was voted out of the lower house by 450 members of parliament. Former President Luiz Inacio da Silva faces severe corruption charges that could result in decades in prison. Attacks in relation to the municipal elections for mayor and town council member sparked unrest and resulted in fatal shootings. President Michel Temer established nine new economic deals during a recent trip to China. Mercosur and the European Union continued discussions on a potential free trade agreement. The United States Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, met with Brazilian authorities to discuss possible economic strategies and fiscal policy.