Police unleashed volleys of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to halt tens of thousands of protesters as they marched towards Congress to call for Temer’s ouster.
President Temer’s fight to continue as president will drain resources and delay Brazil’s efforts to stabilise its economy.
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Brazil’s political crisis is spiralling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorising a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
The release of the plea-bargain testimony by Brazil’s top court raises serious doubts about whether Michel Temer can maintain his grip on the presidency.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.
The case is a potential threat to Temer, who could be tossed from office depending on the full Supreme Electoral Court’s ruling.
The measure, aimed at curbing social security benefits, needs to be approved twice by two-third of the lawmakers in both chambers of Congress.
The legacy and political future of Brazil’s first working-class president are on the line as Lula faces one of the five criminal cases against him.
Growing unemployment caused by the neoliberal onslaught by a government that lacks legitimacy has prompted ordinary Brazilians to take to the streets.
Violent confrontations between farmers and indigenous tribes claiming ancestral land have become more intense in recent years in Brazil.
Brazilian courts have already sentenced Dirceu in two separate trials to 32 years in jail on corruption, money-laundering and conspiracy charges.
Protesters are taking a stand against a series of austerity reforms hastily pushed by Brazilian President Temer, who enjoys a substantial legislative majority and support from businesses, despite sinking popularity.
Unions called the strike to voice anger at President Michele Temer’s efforts to push austerity measures through Congress that would weaken labour laws.
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If successful, the protest would mark Brazil’s first general strike in more than two decades and could be the biggest ever strike in the history of Brazil.
If the Bill becomes a law, prosecutors could be punished with up to six months suspension for collecting evidence illegally without judicial authorisation.
A demonstration in Brazil by the indigenous people against farmers’ encroachment on reservations turned violent after the police blocked some of the protestors.
Palocci has offered details on Operation Car Wash, which had unravelled a bribery scheme at top level Brazilian politics and is an ongoing investigation.
The 27 Brazil federal police unions behind the protest said the proposed pension reform Bill fails to reward the risk involved in police work.
The ministers under investigation include close advisers such as Temer’s chief of staff Eliseu Padilha, considered key to negotiations on a landmark pension reform to rein in government spending and runaway public debt.
The changes ceded by Temer could reduce the savings the government expected with the reform to cut some of the world’s most generous pension benefits.
The decision goes back to March, when Brazil’s top public prosecutor asked the Supreme Court to open 83 investigations into senior politicians based on the Odebrecht employees’ testimony.
The delay plays into what Michel Temer’s aides have outlined as a defence strategy that centres on dragging the case out through 2018.
Brazil’s top prosecutor wants to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption.
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The case alleges that proceeds from corruption and political kickbacks were used to fund President Temer’s 2014 election campaign.
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Jose Serra said he would return to the Senate and work to push through President Michel Temer’s economic reform agenda.
With the ‘Operation Car Wash’ probe gathering pace and other countries investigating alleged widespread corruption in the award of public works contracts, it remains to be seen if Odebrecht is ‘too big to go bankrupt’.
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The state has yet to make any concessions to the officers regarding their monthly pay, which at about 2,700 reais ($867) is among the lowest in Brazil.
Mossack Fonseca’s defence lawyer called the accusations against the firm’s founders “weak” and said that he would challenge the presented evidence.
The Brazilian police said that 138 people had been murdered in the state since last Saturday, a six-fold increase over the average homicide rate in 2016.
“It’s like we’re hostages in our own homes. We’re scared to go out,” says salesman Victor Paulo about the police crackdown and it’s aftermath.
The promotion of Temer’s ally Wellington Moreira Franco sparked controversy due him being named in Brazil’s massive corruption scandal.
It is expected that over 100 sitting politicians could be investigated and possibly tried in connection with the Petrobras case.
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Brazil’s Supreme Court approved plea bargain statements from 77 Odebrecht executives under investigation for paying bribes in Brazil’s largest graft scandal.