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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: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff Charged in Fraud Scheme

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff Charged in Fraud Scheme

According to the new charges, Lula da Silva maintained authority in state affairs and engaged in the fleecing of money even after he was replaced by Rousseff due to his influence over her.

Following Rousseff’s ouster from office and the rise of current President Michel Temer to power, the attorney general added, members of his party in Congress then took over the leadership role in the corruption scheme.

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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: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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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: 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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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a year after he took over in the wake of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff’s own impeachment.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Hit By Corruption Scandal Unlikely to Return: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Says

Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who held the office between 2003 and 2011, faces five court cases related to Operation Car Wash that could bar him from running – something his supporters have branded a witch hunt.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Says Unemployment, Not Graft Probe, Biggest Worry

“We will have to focus carefully on unemployment. That is our main worry, and that requires economic growth,” President Michel Temer said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Fighting For Survival Over Corruption Allegations Against Him

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Fighting For Survival Over Corruption Allegations Against Him

President Michel Temer, fighting for survival over corruption allegations against him, is planning new measures to jump start a stalled economy.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Accepted Bribe – Rousseff Reveals

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Accepted Bribe – Rousseff Reveals

Rousseff’s lawyers handed over electoral court documents showing Andrade Gutierrez transferred 1 million reais to PMDB’s general campaign finance fund.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Media Working To Destroy Lula – Rousseff Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Media Working To Destroy Lula – Rousseff Says

“Lula has been recently under a monstrous deconstruction of his image by Brazilian media groups,” Rousseff said during an event in Montevideo.

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ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Slams Right-Wing Of Planned Coup

ARGENTINA: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Slams Right-Wing Of Planned Coup

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the coup to oust Rousseff in Brazil is a technique used by powerful economic groups to destabilize the region.

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BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Comes To Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Rescue

BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Comes To Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Rescue

“Brazil is going through a very difficult moment. A process is underway that is systematically breaking the constitution,” Dilma Rousseff told supporters.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Takes Center Stage In Corruption Trial

BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Takes Center Stage In Corruption Trial

Judge Sergio Moro said Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face charges of accepting 3.7 million Brazilian reais ($1.14 million) in bribes.

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BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Stripped Of His Seat

BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Stripped Of His Seat

Defending himself, Eduardo Cunha said he was ‘paying the price’ of having led the impeachment against ex-leader Dilma Rousseff

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BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Faces Losing Seat Over Swiss Bank Accounts

BRAZIL: Eduardo Cunha Faces Losing Seat Over Swiss Bank Accounts

Eduardo Cunha is widely regarded as the architect of the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

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BRAZIL: 50,000 Demonstrators Rally Against Michel Temer

BRAZIL: 50,000 Demonstrators Rally Against Michel Temer

The demonstrators, however, called for new elections as they chanted “Out with Temer!”

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BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Now Joins 12 Million Unemployed

BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Now Joins 12 Million Unemployed

Dilma Rousseff will rediscover life without presidential plane, army of secretaries, advisors, cooks, guards, with an approximately $9,500 monthly salary.

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