Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Explosive Recordings Implicates Brazilian President Michel Temer In Bribery Scheme

Mr Temer helped impeach Dilma Rousseff before replacing her as president last year

The Guardian: Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery

Street protests and calls for impeachment as prosecutors are handed tapes of discussions about hush-money payments to jailed powerbroker Eduardo Cunha

Angry crowds and outraged members of Brazil’s congress have demanded the impeachment of President Michel Temer following reports he was secretly recorded discussing hush money pay-offs to a jailed associate.

The tapes were presented to prosecutors as part of a plea bargain by Joesley and Wesley Batista, brothers who run the country’s biggest meat-packing firm JBS, according to O Globo newspaper.

They are said to contain conversations that incriminate several leading politicians, including the former presidential candidate Aecio Neves and the former finance minister Guido Mantega.

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WNU Editor: The Brazilian President is denying these claims .... Brazilian leader denies hush money claim (BBC). More denials here .... Brazil leader denies report he endorsed bribing ex-lawmaker (FOX News/AP).

More News On The Current Political Crisis In Brazil

Brazil President Endorsed Businessman’s Bribes in Secret Tape, Newspaper Says -- NYT
JBS chairman taped Brazil president discussing hush money: O Globo -- Reuters
Brazil Plunges Back Into Crisis as President Accused -- Bloomberg
Brazil's Temer recorded agreeing corruption case hush money: report -- AFP
Brazil's President Temer facing hush money claim -- DW
Brazil political crisis deepens as President Temer reportedly taped arranging bribe -- Globe and Mail

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