Temer was accused of taking bribes and condoning the payment of hush money to a jailed politician in plea bargain testimony by Joesley Batista.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
More than 100 powerful business and political figures have been found guilty since the anti-graft push began in early 2014.
Neither Macri nor Temer are achieving what they had promised, and in other countries, the panorama does not correspond to what the right was hoping for.
The office of the prosecutor general signed a plea deal with entrepreneur Lúcio Funaro, who worked for politicians close to Temer, said an anonymous source.
Lula is still Brazil’s most popular politician, despite a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential election.
But the support was less than expected, raising questions about the future of his economic reform agenda and how he will fare in future Congressional votes.
Michel Temer’s opponents need two-thirds of the votes – 342 out of 513 – to approve a charge that he took bribes and send the case to the Supreme Court.
While the vote recommended against allowing the Supreme Court to try the president, it is non-binding and the full house must still vote on the charge, which would only be approved if two-thirds of legislators vote for it.
Speaker Rodrigo Maia stressed the need for a swift decision in response to the charges against Temer, so that the legislature could devote attention their economic agenda.
The overcrowding, health crises and torture that some detainees experience have increased the power of gangs that use prisons as their actual headquarters.
The charge has increased tensions in a chaotic political scenario and investors question whether the government can deliver a business-friendly agenda.
“I have been charged with taking bribes without ever having received a cent… I’ve never seen any of that money and I have never taken part in planning to commit any crimes.”
President Michel Temer was formally charged by Brazil’s top federal prosecutor claiming “he fooled Brazil’s citizens”, deepening his political woes.
The prosecutor claims it is to weaken Temer’s defense in the corruption case with JBS meatpackers, accusations he continues to deny.
Scientists recently discovered an ‘underwater rainforest’ off the coast of Brazil, near where the Amazon enters the Atlantic, and its existence has already started facing threats.
The allegations are based on plea-bargain testimony from JBS SA executives, who say they paid Temer at least $4.6 million in bribes.
The ruling gives Michel Temer some breathing room but will not end a political crisis enveloping the beleaguered centre-right leader.
Temer’s coalition allies are divided on whether it is best to dump the damaged president quickly or to keep him for the sake of an economic recovery.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
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.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched, chanting and waving banners reading “Temer Out!”
President Temer’s fight to continue as president will drain resources and delay Brazil’s efforts to stabilise its economy.
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.
A report by newspaper O Globo has revealed information that could pull Michel Temer further into the corruption scandal already raging in Brazil.
The measure, aimed at curbing social security benefits, needs to be approved twice by two-third of the lawmakers in both chambers of Congress.
Growing unemployment caused by the neoliberal onslaught by a government that lacks legitimacy has prompted ordinary Brazilians to take to the streets.
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.
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The former politician’s defence team said they would appeal the decision. Eduardo Cunha will remain imprisoned pending appeal.
Brazil’s top prosecutor wants to investigate senior ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet and senators from his PMDB party for corruption.
The case alleges that proceeds from corruption and political kickbacks were used to fund President Temer’s 2014 election campaign.
Jose Serra said he would return to the Senate and work to push through President Michel Temer’s economic reform agenda.
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.
Brazil’s top labour prosecutor said that the president’s proposed labour reforms, providing ammunition to workers’ unions fighting the reforms, are illegal.