Recordings Ensnare Brazil’s President in Corruption Scandal

Recordings with Temer's endorsement of pay-offs have led opposition and allied lawmakers to call for the President's resignation.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An earthquake shook Brazil’s government on Wednesday (May 17th) night with reports that President Michel Temer was recorded giving his endorsement to the pay-off of a top politician for his silence. Opposition and allied leaders alike have called the President to resign.

Testimony given by JBS President, Joesley Batista, to federal prosecutors, states that Batista met with President Temer in March and that Brazil’s leader suggested that the CEO continue to render a ‘monthly allowance’ to former Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, for his silence.

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