Brazil’s Congress to vote on president’s corruption trial

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s center-right President Michel Temer faces a vote by lawmakers Wednesday to decide whether to put him on trial for corruption in the latest political turmoil shaking Latin America’s biggest country. Temer is accused of taking bribes from a meatpacking industry executive—part of a wider scandal sucking in major politicians of every stripe. If two-thirds of deputies in the lower house of Congress accept the charge, Temer will be suspended for 180 days and face trial at the Supreme Court. The upheaval comes only 12 months after the same lawmakers ejected Temer’s leftist predecessor Dilma Rousseff in an impeachment trial.

AFP

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