Sunday, May 21, 2017

Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil

In Brazil, there have been demonstrations to remove the corrupt president Michel Temer. The protests were prompted by the recent relevations that Temer had approved a payment of hushmoney to an encarcertated lawmaker who was convicted in connection to the overarching corruption scandal that has taken place over the past three years. The recording that demonstrates Temer's support of bribery would motivate many officials within the Brazilian government to accelerate an impeachment process. The timing of this political scandal could not be worse as Brazil is just beginning to regain economic stability after a historical recession.

Sarah Obrist

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