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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Popularity Drops to 3 Percent

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Popularity Drops to 3 Percent

The number of people who see Temer’s management “bad” or “very bad” has jumped to 77 percent from 70 percent, while 16 percent deem it “acceptable.”

When asked whether they trust Temer, 92 percent said no. A total of 2,000 residents of 126 Brazilian cities were surveyed September 15-20.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Army Deploys in Rio Slum as Drug-Related Violence Worsens

BRAZIL POLITICS: Army Deploys in Rio Slum as Drug-Related Violence Worsens

The violence in Rocinha is one more sign of the backsliding since the launch of a “pacification” program in 2008 to reduce violence by pushing out drug gangs and setting up permanent outposts in the city’s more than 1,000 favelas.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot  Charges Temer’s Party Members With Criminal Organization

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot Charges Temer’s Party Members With Criminal Organization

A corruption scandal involving cartels of companies bribing officials for public contracts has enveloped most of Brazil’s political elite with Janot expected to issue another charge against Temer in coming weeks. Temer defeated a first corruption charge from Janot, when the lower house of Congress voted not to allow it to proceed to trial.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

“Unfortunately, I see lack of vigorous attitude from Brazilian authorities regarding problem of corruption,” said Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Escapes Trial on Graft Charges

The vote by the committee prompted other lawmakers to shout “Temer out!” and “Purchased vote!” while others responded by saying “Long live Temer!”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

As Brazil grapples with record-high budget deficits, the recent splurge illustrates Temer’s efforts to keep his fragmented coalition united despite growing calls for his resignation more than one year before general elections.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

Temer took over in 2016 after Rousseff was impeached. But if the court rules against him, he too may be forced to step down, plunging Brazil into its second leadership crisis in just over a year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

Temer could also be forced out if an electoral court annuls the 2014 re-election of Rousseff and Temer, her running mate, on accusations the ticket was funded by illegal campaign donations.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

Temer’s coalition partners and members of his own party are seeking agreement on a caretaker to replace the scandal-plagued president, who they see as too damaged to govern.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

“At this moment, federal troops are already here in [the Foreign Ministry],” Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said in a brief televised statement on Wednesday, adding that soldiers would soon be arriving to protect all ministry buildings.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal

Audio recording appears to prove Temer endorsed payment of bribes to ex-house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence in the probe against Temer.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Made Illegal Payments in Chavez 2012 Election: Brazilian Reveals

Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is facing mounting unrest as his opponents take to the streets in growing numbers demanding overdue elections.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

BRAZIL POLITICS: Vote on Brazil Pension Reform Now Expected in Late May

“There is no way to vote it (on the floor) this week or next,” Maia told Brazilian news radio network CBN.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Government to Lower Police Retirement Age After Violent Protest

The violent clash, during which the guards used pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, illustrated the unpopularity of the reform proposal that is central to President Michel Temer’s austerity agenda.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Revise Pension Reform Proposal to Secure Approval

Temer authorized lawmaker sponsoring the plan to alter its terms as long as he maintains the bill’s minimum retirement age. He did not specify what changes could take place.

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