Brazil's president named in corruption allegations

Brazil's president named in corruption allegations

Brazil's President Michel Temer has been accused of pressuring a cabinet minister to engage in corrupt practices.
Former Culture Minister Marcelo Calero said Mr Temer asked him to help another minister in a personal business deal.
He said he was asked to allow construction of luxury apartments in a historic district of Salvador.
Mr Calero, who resigned last week, had previously blocked the plans. President Temer has denied the allegations.
However, he admitted talking to Mr Calero about the project.
The president has vowed to clean up corruption in Brazil, but has lost three ministers to... read more

25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 68
Source: BBC

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