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President Temer’s indictment puts his “second term” in jeopardy

Brazil's president: indictment puts "second term" in jeopardy
President Michel Temer. Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr

With the presidential race nearing its end, the political world in Brazil seems to be going back to normal, with President Michel Temer facing yet another corruption indictment. Brazil’s Federal Police have found evidence to sustain that Mr. Temer specially crafted a presidential decree to benefit a company operating in the port of Santos, Brazil’s busiest, in exchange for kickbacks. The federal law enforcement body has requested the head of state be indicted for active and passive corruption, money laundering, and criminal association.

Ten other people involved in the scheme face similar charges, including one of the president’s daughters and...

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