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Brazil: Temer Breathes Easier as Congress Blocks Criminal Charge

Last week, the Chamber of Deputies voted to prevent the corruption charge against Temer from advancing to the Supreme Court for consideration. 263 deputies voted in favor of Temer, while 227 voted against him. (At least two thirds of the lower house was required in order to push the criminal charge forward.) Ever since the emergence in May 2017 of incriminating audio tapes divulged by business magnate Joesley Batista (of the food conglomerate JBS), Temer has been fighting for his political survival.


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