Former Brazilian President Michel Temer arrested

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Former President Michel Temer (L) and ally Moreira Franco.

On Thursday morning, agents of the Operation Car Wash task force in Rio de Janeiro arrested former President Michel Temer at his home in São Paulo. The Federal Police confirmed that the arrests are part of Operation Decontamination, which itself is an offshoot of three prior probes into corruption allegations at Eletronuclear, the state-owned Eletrobras subsidiary which operates nuclear power plants in the country.

Former Minister of Mines and Energy, Moreira Franco, has also been arrested, while a detention warrant has been issued for Colonel João Baptista Lima Filho, a close friend of Michel Temer and accused of being the...

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