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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: Temer to Reinstate Protection for Amazon Reserve

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Reinstate Protection for Amazon Reserve

The Mines and Energy Ministry said in a statement that President Michel Temer’s administration had decided to revoke an August decree abolishing the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca), an area of roughly 17,800 square miles (46,100 square kilometers) or slightly larger than Denmark.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Government Not Considering Privatizing Petrobras: Temer Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Government Not Considering Privatizing Petrobras: Temer Says

“It was an important and daring decision to open Eletrobras capital to private investors,” Temer said, referring to a decision announced last month to sell a controlling stake in Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (ELET6.SA), Brazil and Latin America’s largest utility.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Slams Rise in Nationalism, Protectionism

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Slams Rise in Nationalism, Protectionism

Conservative Temer, who replaced leftist President Dilma Rousseff last year after a controversial impeachment, faces strong opposition himself amid corruption charges.

His government’s approval has plummeted according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday.

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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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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office. Temer won enough ballots to keep the opposition from attaining two-thirds of the vote required to move the corruption case forward.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Charges: Lawmakers to Vote Whether to Put Temer on Trial

BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Charges: Lawmakers to Vote Whether to Put Temer on Trial

“Every day, new information comes in on other corruption cases involving the government. The more of this that comes to the attention of voters and Congress, the greater the chances of us getting the votes to remove Temer,” said Paul Pimento, from leftist Workers’ Party.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Raise Taxes, Freeze Spending

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Raise Taxes, Freeze Spending

Brazil’s’s renewed austerity effort is justified by President Michel Temer’s year-long administration as necessary step to rebuild trust with investors.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

Rodrigo Maia speaker of lower house of Brazil’s Congress urged that a vote be held this week on a corruption charge facing President Michel 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: 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: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

“Temer is the leader of a lower house criminal organisation,” Época quoted Batista as saying. “Those who are not under arrest are in the government. They’re very dangerous.”

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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: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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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: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

Lula has already said publicly that he wants to run in 2018, but has not yet made it official to avoid compounding his legal problems, aides said.

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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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