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Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation into Temer has uncovered 'the existence of a criminal organization in full operation, involved in concrete acts of clear gravity,' the federal prosecutor's office says

ARRESTED. This handout picture shows former president Michel Temer during a meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 2, 2018. File photo by Alan Santos/Brazil Presidency/AFP

Far-right candidate leads as Brazil heads to polls

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Facing far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leftist candidate Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor who is standing in for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

WHO WILL WIN? This combination of file pictures created on October 08, 2018 shows Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro (L) (PSL) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 18, 2018 and Fernando Haddad (PT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 04, 2018. Photos by Miguel Schincariol and Daniel Ramalho/AFP

Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The federal police have investigated for more than a year whether Michel Temer, who has been in power since May 2016, took bribes to issue a decree in May 2017 to benefit companies in the port sector

TEMER. Brazilian President Michel Temer reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on June 20, 2017. File photo by Kirill Kudrayvtsev/AFP

Attacker stabs Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:10 AM

(UPDATED) Images shared on social media and Brazilian television show Jair Bolsonaro being carried on the shoulders of a throng of supporters, before a man lunges at his stomach

Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:23 AM

Brazil's president mobilizes military after residents in the border town of Pacaraima clashed violently with Venezuelan migrants, driving them out of makeshift camps

Brazil, 9 days into grinding strike, still a transport hell

May 29, 2018 - 1:52 PM

The truck strike has been crippling fuel, food, and other freight across the continent-sized industrial and agricultural powerhouse

STRIKE. In thils file photo, members of the Brazilian Military Police and Sao Paulo's traffic police, stand beside a truck with its windscreen reading 'military intervention,' during an operation to clear blocked 'Rodoanel Mrio Covas' road, in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo, some 25 kilometers from Sao Paulo, Brazil on the sixth day of a truckers' strike protesting rising fuel costs, on May, 26, 2018. File photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

May 28, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The price cut, equal to 0.46 reais a liter, is to be locked in place for 60 days, Brazil's president says in televised remarks

BRAZIL'S TEMER. This handout picture shows President Michel Temer at a meeting to discuss the measures to be taken regarding the nationwide truck drivers' strike, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 2, 2018. Photo by Alan Santos/Brazil Presidency//AFP

Could Brazil's loathed president Temer seek a new term?

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:34 AM

After a torrid time in office, a few elements are finally going the 77-year-old's way

NEW TERM IN HORIZON? In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the inauguration of the country's new Attorney General, Raquel Dodge, in Brasilia on September 18, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil president avoids corruption trial

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The first president in the country to face criminal charges while in office, Temer is accused of obstruction of justice and racketeering

ESCAPES CHARGES. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil court opens door for Congress to vote on Temer trial

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A 7-1 majority on the court voted against Temer's appeal to put the racketeering and obstruction of justice charges on hold

FACING CHARGES. In this photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the inauguration of the country's new Attorney General, Raquel Dodge, in Brasilia on September 18, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's top court to consider Temer prosecutor's recusal

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Temer s lawyers argue that the prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot is mounting an obsessive persecution and that he is greatly exceeding the constitutional and legal limits

MICHEL TEMER. Brazilian President Michel Temer delivers a speech ahead of the signing ceremony of the BRICS Business Council at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen on September 4, 2017. File photo by Kenzaburo Fukuhara/AFP

Brazil's congress throws out corruption charge against president

Aug 03, 2017 - 9:37 AM

Brazilian lawmakers toss out a corruption charge against scandal plagued President Michel Temer saving the center right leader from becoming the country s second leader in 12 months to be forced from office

In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Lawmakers back quashing graft trial of Brazil President Temer

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Brazil s full Chamber of Deputies is expected within days to vote on whether the Supreme Court should put Brazilian President Michel Temer on trial

Graft charge against Brazil's president filed in Congress

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Although just a formality the handover of the case means one more step forward in the growing crisis that threatens to bring down President Michel Temer just over a year after he took power following his predecessor s impeachment

Brazil's president calls graft charge 'soap opera'

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Temer: I will not allow myself to be accused of crimes that I did not commit My intention is to work for Brazil I will not shirk the battles

In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil prosecutor charges president with corruption

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:56 AM

UPDATED Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot accuses Temer of receiving a 500 000 real about 150 000 bribe from the boss of a meatpacking company implicated in a corruption scandal

UNDER FIRE. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer reviews an honour guard upon his arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on June 20, 2017. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Temer abroad as Brazil's crisis gets messier amid graft proof

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:36 AM

In a report the Federal Supreme Court says Temer – who is away in Russia – benefited from bribe funds even if he did so using someone else to collect or deposit the bribes

IN RUSSIA. Brazilian President Michel Temer reviews an honor guard upon his arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on June 20, 2017. Kirill Kudrayvtsev/AFP

Brazil's election court votes not to oust Temer

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Attention will now turn to Temer s battle against a parallel case in which he is accused of obstruction of justice and corruption

EMBATTLED. Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 5, 2017. File photo by Beto Barata/Brazilian president office/AFP

Brazil court opens session that could topple president

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:57 AM

If the 7 judge panel votes to scrap the election result Michel Temer – who took over only last year when Dilma Rousseff was impeached – would himself risk losing his office

SECURED. Police in riot gear stand guard in front of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 6, 2017, before a session on whether to invalidate the 2014 presidential election because of illegal campaign funding, in Brasilia, on June 6, 2017. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazilian president faces election court showdown

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:15 PM

An electoral tribunal is deciding whether abuse of power – principally the use of corrupt campaign money – fatally undermined the validity of the 2014 election in which Michel Temer was reelected vice president

IN DANGER? Brazil's President Michel Temer speaking at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 5, 2017. Beto Barata/Brazilian president office / AFP

Brazil election court eyes end to Temer's presidency

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The case in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal or TSE was long considered a slow burning sideshow to the manic developments in Brazil s corruption revelations which have now reached the top

In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil court orders president questioned in graft probe

May 31, 2017 - 10:27 AM

The embattled leader will have 24 hours to respond to questions from the federal police in a case involving Brazil s largest meat company

FACING QUESTIONS. In this file photo, President Michel Temer waves as he takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP/File

Brazil's Temer wins time in corruption crisis

May 22, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Despite growing demands for his resignation or impeachment Temer argues that he is needed to keep steering economic reforms aimed at pulling Brazil out of a deep recession

TEMER WINS SOME TIME. Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016.File photo by Evaristo Sa/ AFP

Brazilian president's survival depends on Congress

May 19, 2017 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED Michel Temer has emphatically refused to step down after the Supreme Court authorized a probe against him

CORRUPTION PROBE. President Michel Temer waves as he takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31, 2016. File photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

Temer wins time in court battle over 2014 election validity

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:23 AM

At issue are allegations that when then president Dilma Rousseff ran for re election in 2014 with Michel Temer as her vice president their ticket was financed by undeclared funds or bribes

RELIEF. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil court to decide whether presidential vote was valid

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Deliberations begin on Tuesday April 4 and are scheduled to run through the week

Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the announcement of new funds for the school lunch program at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia on February 8, 2017. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Protesters say a huge investigation known as Operation Car Wash must not let up in intensity

A protester dressed as the Death stands by portraits of former President Lula da Silva (R) and Senator Aecio Neves during a rally against corruption at the Esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia,on March 26, 2017.  Popular movements have called for demonstrations in all Brazilian capitals against political attempts to curb corruption investigations, as the scandal in the State Oil Petrobras and the bribes paid by large construction companies for political parties.  / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

Brazil's graft scandal heats up with 83 new probes sought

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Brazil s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot requests permission to open 83 new corruption probes against politicians in an escalation of a vast graft scandal

CENTER OF CORRUPTION? The headquarters of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras in the center of Rio de Janeiro, on January 21, 2016. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Brazil's president digs in ahead of corruption time-bomb

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:39 AM

An embezzlement and bribery probe called Operation Car Wash has already shaken high level Brazilian politics for almost 3 years But far from winding down it s expected soon to escalate

Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the announcement of new funds for the school lunch program at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia on February 8, 2017. Andressa Anholete/AFP

New grisly Brazil prison massacre kills 31

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED The latest violence did not appear to be an all out riot but rather a rapid early morning attack by one group of inmates against another lasting less than an hour a local government spokeswoman says

Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:24 AM

However the government s policies have prompted violent protests and were criticized last week by a UN expert as a historic mistake

General view of Brazilian Senate plenary during a session to vote on the constitutional amendment that establishes the limit of expenses for the government in the annual budget, as the centerpiece of austerity reforms that have provoked violent protests, in Brasilia, on December 13, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil judges spare Senate speaker from sacking

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The court s judges vote to let Renan Calheiros remain in his post but strips him of his status as third in line after the president on grounds that he faces corruption charges – which he denies

Senate's President Renan Calheiros speaks during a public hearing on the bill that establishes the abuse of authority for judges and prosecutors, in the Senate in Brasilia on December 1, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil Senate defies order to suspend speaker

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The chamber s governing panel said it would keep speaker Renan Calheiros in his post until a full session of all 11 judges in the Supreme Court rules on whether he should be suspended

Senator Renan Calheiros (C) gestures on arriving at Congress accompanied by the vice president of the Senate Jorge Vianna (R), in Brasilia, on December 6, 2016.  Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Dec 06, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The interim decision to strip Renan Calheiros of his duties worsens the outlook for Temer as he struggles to lift Latin America s biggest economy out of crisis

Senate's President Renan Calheiros speaks during a public hearing on the bill that establishes the abuse of authority for judges and prosecutors, in the Senate in Brasilia on December 1, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:15 AM

UPDATED Thousands of protesters express support for Operation Car Wash a probe that has uncovered mass embezzlement by politicians and top executives

People take part in a nation-wide protest against corruption at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The Brazilian city of Chapeco is in mourning for its little team that could cut down at the height of its glory

GOING HOME. Members of the Colombian Air Force load onto a plane in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia, on December 2, 2016 the coffins with the remains of the members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real who died in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains earlier this week, to be repatriated to Brazil. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Violent clashes mar Brazilian Senate vote on austerity

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:21 AM

The violent scenes in the capital Brasilia underlined tensions in Latin America s biggest economy as the center right government of President Michel Temer attempts to embark on major cutbacks

Students protest in front of the Congress in Brasilia against the bill that freezes government spending for 20 years, on November 29, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil's president vows to veto corruption amnesty

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:25 AM

President Michel Temer says it would be impossible for him to approve the supposed corruption amnesty being eyed by Congress for itself

Brazilian President Michel Temer offers a press conference at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 27, 2016. In order to cool down the political crisis generated by the resignation of Temer's political coordinator and the vote of unpopular measures in Congress, Temer and the presidents of the Senate and the Lower House held rare weekend news conference to explain the measures taken to resolve the crisis. / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

Brazil president's ally resigns in corruption scandal

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Vieira Lima is the sixth minister to quit Temer s government since May

CORRUPTION SCANDAL. This file photo taken on June 15, 2016 shows then Brazilian acting President Michel Temer (R) and the General Secretary of the Brazilian Presidency Geddel Vieira Lima speaking during a meeting with party leaders of the National Congress at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. File photo by Evaristo Sa/ AFP

Brazil courts probe bribe allegation against president

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Lawyers for President Michel Temer s predecessor Dilma Rousseff this week presented in a court filing a check paid to Temer s PMDB party in 2014 as an electoral campaign donation

PROBE. In this file photo, Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the launching ceremony of the "Reform Card" -a credit card for low-income families-, as part of a program to improve the housing conditions in irregular settlements, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 9, 2016. File photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil Supreme Court okays Temer probe

Sep 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Based on the findings of the preliminary probe prosecutors will decide whether to launch a formal investigation into the president

PROBE. Brazilian acting President Michel Temer talks with journalists of international press agencies at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on July 29, 2016. File photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil has 'turned a page': new President Temer

Sep 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Even though we suffered from political and economic upheaval as well as economic downturn this page has been turned Brazil s new leader Michel Temer says

BRAZIL'S NEW LEADER. Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Brazil's President Michel Temer during their meeting at the West lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang Province on September 2, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5. IWASAKI MINORU / POOL / AFP

Brazil's Rousseff lodges impeachment appeal – lawyer

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The appeal filed by Rousseff s lawyer Jose Eduardo Cardozo demands the immediate suspension of the effects of the Senate decision

IMPEACHMENT APPEAL. Brazilian soldiers lower the flag of the presidency at the entrance of the Alvorada Palace, presidential residence on September 1, 2016 in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff impeached from presidency

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:02 PM

UPDATED Brazil s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country s presidency in an impeachment vote Wednesday August 31 and replaced by her bitter rival Michel Temer shifting Latin America s biggest economy sharply to the right

OUT. Brazil's Dilma Rousseff speaks at the Alvorada presidential palace in Brasilia after she was stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote on August 31, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Brazil's Rousseff urges vote against 'coup' in Senate trial

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:24 AM

Rousseff to senators: I ve come to look your excellencies in the eye to say that I did not commit a crime

DEFENSE. Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff presents her final arguments in the impeachment process to the Senate, in Brasilia, Brazil, August 29, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff to face accusers in impeachment showdown

Aug 29, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Rousseff s testimony will come just hours before a final vote to decide her fate with everything pointing to her being convicted

General view of the Brazilian Senate during the impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, August 27, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:35 AM

If she is removed from office her former vice president turned rival Michel Temer will be sworn in to serve until 2018 shifting Brazil to the right after 13 years of leftist rule under Rousseff s Workers Party

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech during an event in Brasilia, Brazil, August 24, 2016. Cadu Gomes/EPA

Brazil top court rejects Rousseff request to annul impeachment session

Aug 24, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The impeachment trial of the suspended Brazilian president begins Thursday August 25

Brazilian suspended President Dilma Rousseff gestures during a rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 23, 2016. Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff enters her final battle to win back power on Thursday, when senators open an impeachment trial expected to remove her from office for good. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel Schincariol

Brazil's Rousseff faces final impeachment battle

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:29 AM

During a trial expected to last several days the former Marxist guerrilla 68 will take the stand to defend herself against charges that she fiddled state accounts

A file picture dated May 13, 2016 shows suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaking during a press conference at the Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED I am innocent Rousseff insists There is no injustice more devastating than to condemn an innocent person

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma meets with foreign correspondents at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia on June 14, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP