The case against Brazil’s former President Michel Temer

The case against Brazil's former president Michel Temer
Michel Temer escorted by federal marshals

Michel Temer’s brief stint as president (about two and a half years) was riddled with corruption allegations. He was the first Brazilian head of state to face indictment requests while still in office. By the time he passed the presidential sash on to Jair Bolsonaro, Mr. Temer was facing ten different inquiries. As we pointed out on January 2, it was only a matter of time for him to find himself inside a jail cell.

As it turned out, Michel Temer was detained in the...

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