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Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

The president has denied any wrongdoing and said he would not stand down.

"If Temer doesn't fall, he will lead a walking dead administration", said Claudio Couto, a political science professor at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, a Sao Paulo-based university and think tank.

Temer's situation grew far more perilous after the Supreme Court officially approved an investigation into allegations against him, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision.

The first man then says: "You have to keep that up, see?" "But I believe that even if he resigns, the reforms, which are already before Congress, still have a good chance of passing in the medium term".

Globo did not say how it got the information about the recording, which it said was offered in a plea bargain between Batista and his brother Wesley with prosecutors.

After listening to the recording, a spokesman for President Temer said the president was more resolute than ever to fight the investigation and salvage his deeply unpopular presidency.

"Nobody right now knows what to do or what is going to happen", said a senior aide to party leadership in Congress.

The Brazilian real tumbled on allegations Mr Temer condoned bribery payments to a witness in a corruption probe.




Temer, who took over after the impeachment a year ago of Dilma Rousseff, was reported late Wednesday by O Globo newspaper to have been secretly recorded agreeing to payments of hush money to Eduardo Cunha, the disgraced former speaker of the lower house of Congress. Loures is accused of receiving bribes on behalf of Temer, which he denies.

Temer's office issued a statement saying: "President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha".

JBS, which grew rapidly under 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule due largely to low-priced loans from Brazil's national development bank, on Thursday said in a statement that seven of its executives, including Batista, had reached plea bargain deals with prosecutors.

More than 90 leading business and political figures have been convicted so far, and dozens of leading lawmakers and a third of Temer's cabinet are under investigation, while still-powerful former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is facing five separate corruption trials.

Brazilian President Michel Temer refused to resign on Thursday despite being implicated in corruption allegations.

If Temer resigns or is impeached, House of Representatives Speaker Rodrigo Maia will take over as acting President until the presidential election is called. The nationwide elections are scheduled to take place in 2018. Should large demonstrations occur, pressure on Temer to step aside would increase significantly.

Neves almost won the presidency in 2014 and had planned to run in 2018. Local media reported that the Supreme Court had suspended him from office and was to rule on a request from the prosecutor general for his arrest.

Rousseff and her leftist allies accuse him of having engineered her impeachment and his own rise to power a year ago in what they say amounted to a coup d'etat.

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