Brazilian President survives corruption vote

The Brazilian Congress has voted not to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption. Opposition lawmakers in the lower house of Congress failed to obtain the two-thirds majority needed to send the case to the Supreme Court. The president has been accused of receiving $12 million in bribes from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm, JBS. He has denied the allegation.Temer welcomed the vote as “clear and incontestable”. The BBC reports.   Sebastián Piñera maintains comfortable lead in Chilean election poll Conservative presidential candidate Sebastián Piñera is maintaining a wide lead in voter preferences ahead of Chile’s election in November, a poll showed Wednesday. However, the leftist opposition is split between two leading candidates in a technical draw, […]

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