Brazil congressional committee rejects corruption charges against Temer

A Brazilian congressional committee voted [vote record, in Portuguese] Wednesday to reject [press release, in Portuguese] corruption charges against President Michel Temer. The charges are related [BBC report] to a corruption case against meatpacking company JBS [corporate website]. The charges were rejected in a vote of 39-26 that fell largely along party lines. The full lower chamber still needs to vote on the matter, but they are expected to follow the vote of the congressional committee. In order to face…

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