Michel Tamer faces investigation in the sprawling "Car Wash" corruption probe that has ensnared many of Brazil's top politicians and business leaders.
Temer was accused on Thursday of leading a sophisticated embezzlement and money laundering scheme. The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office said it would appeal the decision to free the former president.
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption, was sworn in as Brazil's new president in front of Congress in Brasilia.
Cuba over the last 50 years has honed in on its medical expertise to be able to punch above its weight in the international arena and garner soft power.
New investigations against the former presidents could spell longer prison terms for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.
Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro won 56 percent of the vote in the run-off against left-wing hopeful Fernando Haddad, official results showed.
Across Latin America justice is increasingly wielded to settle political scores. With increasing political polarisation the rule of law is suffering which does not bode well for the long term wellbeing of Latin American nations.
Judges to decide whether last year's corruption and money-laundering conviction should stand against the left-leaning politician who is leading in polls for the October presidential election.
Dilma Rousseff – who was impeached in 2016 for breaking budget rules – said she believed believes her predecessor who himself was convicted of corruption can calm Brazil's stormy political waters.
Convicted of corruption in Brazil's huge "Car Wash" graft scandal, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will learn on January 24 whether his appeal has been successful
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets streets and demand that President Michel Temer step down after lawmakers rejected corruption charges against him.
Brazil's once hugely popular president questioned about alleged bribe taking from the Odebrecht construction giant. Lula, a frontrunner in the October 2018 presidential election says the corruption charges are concocted to prevent his return.
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