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Temer rejects calls for stepping down: “I will not resign. I repeat, I will not resign”

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Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. The embattled leader spoke in a national address after Globo newspaper reported Wednesday night that Temer was recorded supporting payments to former Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha. Read full article


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  • Hepatia


    May 19th, 2017 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot

    @ Hepatia


    Now get ready for Temer's cheerleaders to come up with all sort of ridiculous, wound-leaking postings in an attempt to still say something when they have nothing of value to say.

    “Oh, how corrupt is Brazil,” will say Jack B. (Not a word about Temer or the direita Brasileira--no sir).

    “Oh, but the Peronists are much worse than that,” will post incredible pg german, always consistent with himself.

    Showing deep despondency, Troy will come up with a torrent of epithets against anybody who is slightly to the left of the extreme right.

    Blind faith or he force of conviction!

    May 19th, 2017 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    The REAL Danger:

    May 19th, 2017 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    ”“Oh, how corrupt is Brazil,” will say Jack B. (Not a word about Temer or the direita Brasileira--no sir).”

    Oh, Reekie, how misinformed you are.....I have already said that I don't think Temer is above suspicion, and if the charges against him are proved, then he should step down....on the other hand, if he decides he won't resign and will fight it, it's his right ....isn't that what Dilma did ? or are you 'lefties' going start off with some nonsense about Temer must be guilty (after an inconclusive recording divulged only yesterday) and still try to maintain that Lula and Dilma must be innocent? well just fyg, in the same plea-bargain by Joesley Batista, that has put Temer in the spotlight, he also said that in 2010, JBS paid US$ 80 million in bribe money to Lula and Dilma - 50 million to Lula and 30 million to Dilma - deposited in two distinct, foreign if you believe Joesley's accusations against Temer, then you'll have to admit that Lula and Dilma are the crooks I've always maintained they are.....
    Further, please note that the PMDB is party positioned to the left of where near the right....can't you tell the difference ?

    May 19th, 2017 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Come on, Jack,
    Give up.
    Temer and company took Dilma down on corruption charges and now their weapon of choice has turned around like a boomerang and hit them on the head.
    Exactly the same will eventually happen in Argentina, where president Macri won the election with the motto ”they (Kirchnerists) stole everything” and is now using the state to get immensely wealthy together with family and friends.
    As I said before, times change and methods change but the goal remains the same: to keep power and wealth in the same few hands--and the populace be damned.

    May 19th, 2017 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Replying to your last post under “Lula was questioned for 5 hours....” : Lula may not have been convicted yet, but as far as I'm concerned, enough proof has been presented - over the last year or so, to allow me to form an opinion - which is, that he is guilty ; Lula was given his day in court, Dilma got hers, and I just think Temer deserves the same consideration... there is speculation now that perhaps the recording was manipulated by J. Batista....let's see ; wouldn't put it above him, as I wouldn't trust him any further than I could throw him...
    I think I'll wait for further evidence to surface, one way or the other, before condemning Temer (or not)....that is all. Anyway, all this might prove a waste of time, if he, along with Dilma, is convicted by the TSE on 6th June...
    “Reality is”, you have no idea why I despise Dilma and Lula - it's certainly not because they worked to improve the lot of the poorest, etc...“, it's because they promised the world and delivered nothing, and stole a lot...the notion that they took millions out of poverty is nonsense - if it were true they wouldn't have caused a recession that made 12 million lose their jobs and slip back in to poverty.....but sure, the PT did a 'wonderful' job - of screwing Brazil. The only thing going for them, and even, of dubious long term benefit, is the Bolsa Familia, the concept of which wasn't even created by Lula, but by his predecessor's wife....your remark that I want ” “these people” to be kept at (IN) their place“, is way far as I'm concerned, the better off ”these people” are, the better off I am.

    You want honesty ? OK, then tell me, with what authority do you state than any ideology, other than the PT's leftist populist socialism, is backward ?
    you preach tolerance (between the lines), yet you don't practise it.

    May 21st, 2017 - 05:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    SOLUTION: Legalize Corruption! :o))

    May 21st, 2017 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    :o)) ...é por aí....quem é que se salva desse mar de m***a ?

    C'mon Reekie, am waiting patiently for your answer....hope you aren't just going to ignore it like you did 3 others questions I asked you (insistently) about a month ago.....obviously, you like to dish it out, but when asked to justify or explain your position, you creep back into your 'comfortable' hole in Canada.
    The only point on which I agree with you, is that governments - and that includes the PT's, in Brazil - couldn't give a damn about the people....they do the bare minimum, when that,
    to give an appearance of doing what they were elected to do....they make kid the more ignorant, but it reaches a point when their governments implode due to delibrately mistaken policies....their philosophy is “may it be good while it lasts”...

    May 21st, 2017 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The Problem:
    The [ABSENT] Solution: “Zero Tolerance”

    May 22nd, 2017 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    É, Minas Gerais está com a barra mais suja do que pau de galinheiro...

    May 22nd, 2017 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Minas Gerais = Políticos Podres. BUT the rest of the states are not lagging too far behind!

    May 23rd, 2017 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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