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Brazil: Students march against Temer in Sao Paulo01:37

Brazil: Students march against Temer in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
June 7, 2017 at 02:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Student protesters gathered at on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Tuesday evening, calling for the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer and a new round of elections. The demonstration took place as the superior electoral court resumed its hearing into the 2014 elections.

Protesters have taken to the streets across the country since Brazilian newspaper O Globo published an article stating that Temer had been recorded agreeing to bribe former President of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha.

O Globo stated that the chairman of meat packing company JBS SA Joesley Batista made the recording of Temer as part of his plea bargain negotiations in Brazil's ongoing widespread graft case, Operation Car Wash.

Cunha is currently serving a prison sentence for taking millions in bribes as part of the corruption investigation. He has previously stated that he holds compromising information relating to the probe that could affect several senior Brazilian politicians.

The current court hearing is tasked with determining whether illegal campaign donations were used during the 2014 elections.

Brazil: Students march against Temer in Sao Paulo01:37
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Student protesters gathered at on Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Tuesday evening, calling for the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer and a new round of elections. The demonstration took place as the superior electoral court resumed its hearing into the 2014 elections.

Protesters have taken to the streets across the country since Brazilian newspaper O Globo published an article stating that Temer had been recorded agreeing to bribe former President of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha.

O Globo stated that the chairman of meat packing company JBS SA Joesley Batista made the recording of Temer as part of his plea bargain negotiations in Brazil's ongoing widespread graft case, Operation Car Wash.

Cunha is currently serving a prison sentence for taking millions in bribes as part of the corruption investigation. He has previously stated that he holds compromising information relating to the probe that could affect several senior Brazilian politicians.

The current court hearing is tasked with determining whether illegal campaign donations were used during the 2014 elections.

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