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Brazilian President Temer Reportedly Approved of Hush-Money Payoffs

HeadlineMay 18, 2017
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In Brazil, an explosive new report reveals President Michel Temer was secretly recorded approving hush-money payoffs for a powerful politician jailed on corruption charges. The newspaper O Globo reports, in one recording from March, President Temer is told by a wealthy businessman about cash payments to keep former House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from revealing secrets about his former colleagues. The paper reports Temer responded, “You have to keep it going, OK?” Brazil is already embroiled in a vast corruption scandal involving nearly 100 prominent politicians and a third of Temer’s Cabinet.

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