Brazil minister resigns over corruption scandal
A prominent Brazilian minister accused of corruption has resigned, over a scandal which also involves President Michel Temer.
Geddel Vieira Lima, who was in charge of relations with Congress, was accused by a former minister of pressuring him to approve a property investment.
Mr Temer was also accused of trying to help Mr Lima. The president denies the allegations.
The crisis could be a blow to Mr Temer, who has vowed to fight corruption.
A spokeswoman for Brazil's public prosecutor told Reuters news agency an investigation into Mr Temer may be launched.
Mr Lima is the fourth minister to... read more
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