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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: Temer Strongly Rejects All Allegations of Wrongdoing

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Strongly Rejects All Allegations of Wrongdoing

Temer’s earlier corruption charge, that he took bribes from JBS executives, was blocked in August by his allies in the lower house of Congress, which has the power to decide whether a president should stand trial by the Supreme Court.

Despite the lower house’s move to block the charges, they remain valid and can be pursued by prosecutors once Temer leaves office. His term ends on January 1, 2019.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Grilled at Court on Corruption Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Grilled at Court on Corruption Charges

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, already a front-runner in the next year’s election despite facing multiple corruption cases, calls himself the victim of a “witch-hunt,” arguing that the financial charges brought against him are meant to prevent his return to power.

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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: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

“There’s still hope for this country. It wasn’t meant to be the crap that it has become. The country is too great for this”, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says the former president told supporters at a rally in Feira de Santana (Bahia). Lula has stated that he plans on running for the presidency again in 2018.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Diaz Office Blocked By Security Forces

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Luisa Ortega Diaz Office Blocked By Security Forces

“Aggression against Ortega is aggression against all of us,” Luis Almagro, head of the Organization of American States tweeted, adding that the presence of the security forces “puts evidence of human rights violations and corruption on the part of the (Maduro) regime at risk.”

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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: ‘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 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: 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: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption charges.

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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: Marina Silva Biography

BRAZIL POLITICS: Marina Silva Biography

Marina Silva was born 8 February 1958, was Minister of Environment of Brazil from 2003 to 2008. Read Marina Silva Biography.

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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: 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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