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

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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’ 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

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 0

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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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April 0

Temer’s reform of Brazil’s social security system – key to his plans to restore fiscal discipline – also faces a first vote in committee by mid-April.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty 0

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima 0

Carlos Lima said the Odebrecht statements expanded the probe far beyond expectations and would ensnare top congressmen, senior members of the executive branch and other powerful figures.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case 0

“My government would never interfere in the investigation which is the hands of the police, prosecutors and judiciary,” Temer said in the statement to reporters. “The government will not shield anyone.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros 0

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot had earlier this week accused ex-President Jose Sarney, who now sits in the Senate, along with Senators Romero Juca and Renan Calheiros of conducting “political maneuvers” in a bid to hamper the massive investigation, known as Operation Carwash.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki

BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki 0

Brazilian Supreme Court justice Teori Zavascki was killed when the small aircraft he was in came down in heavy rain on Thursday.

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