Brazil congressional committee votes against putting President Michel Temer on trial

Brazilian congressmen celebrate after voting against a recommendation to try President Michel Temer for corruption, at the parliament in Brasilia, Brazil, July 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Brazilian congressional committee has handed a largely symbolic victory to President Michel Temer by rejecting a recommendation to have him tried on graft charges. A Chamber of […]

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Brazilian demonstrators at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach demand President Michel Temer’s resignation

Demonstrators chant during a protest against Brazilian President Michel Temer calling for a new presidential election, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach on Sunday for a rally against Brazilian President Michel Temer that will feature musical performances from Brazilian […]

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Brazilian President Michel Temer demands suspension of corruption probe against him

Brazilian President Michel Temer is trying to have a corruption investigation against him suspended. Temer said on Saturday that he had filed a petition with the Supreme Federal Tribunal, the country’s highest court, to suspend the probe. He challenged a recorded conversation allegedly incriminating him in a corruption scandal, claiming that the incriminating audio recording […]

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Brazil’s economy adversely affected by ‘hush money’ controversy involving President Michel Temer

Hopes Latin America’s largest economy could emerge from its worst-ever recession this year were plunged into doubt on Thursday after President Michel Temer was shaken by allegations he condoned bribing a potential witness. Fears the scandal could force Temer to step down or derail his ambitious reform agenda drove the biggest daily drop in the […]

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Ghosts made me move out of presidential palace: Brazilian President Michel Temer

Brazilian President Michel Temer gestures during the Latin American Investment Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 31, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Brazilian President Michel Temer says “ghosts” and bad vibes made him relocate from his luxury residence in the capital city Brasilia. Earlier in the week, 76-year-old Temer announced that he had moved out of Alvorada Palace […]

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