Brazilian President's situation fragile after report of corruption
19 Mai, 2017, 17:36 | Author: Marc Bacque
The protests materialised hours after Brazil's Supreme Court authorised an investigation into allegations Temer encouraged the payment of bribes to a former top lawmaker convicted earlier this year of graft.
"I will not resign", he said. I repeat: "I will not resign", he announced angrily, wagging his finger, in a brief televised statement to the nation.
Several thousand people demonstrated in Rio de Janeiro, shouting "Temer out!" while about 2,000 held a similar rally in the capital Brasilia. Both protests ended in minor clashes with riot police.
Globo reported that Temer was recorded endorsing payments to former House of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha.
There were also signs that his ruling center-right coalition was in danger, with some allies calling for his resignation. Culture Minister, Roberto Freire, and Minister of Cities, Bruno Araujo, have already announced they would be leaving the government.
The Supreme Court piled on the pressure by greenlighting a formal investigation into Temer.
A new impeachment push would come less than a year after the last president, Dilma Rousseff, was forced out on charges of violating budget laws, bringing Temer to power through a process that many Brazilians view as politicized.
According to Batista, Temer appeared to be satisfied with what was said, lowered his voice, and purportedly said, "Look, you've got to keep that up".
Even the PSDB party, which is allied with Temer's PMDB, vowed to abandon him if the allegations were proven to be true. Investors were panicked by allegations of witness tampering involving the president.
Within 90 minutes of opening, Brazil's main Ibovespa stock index dropped 10% and trading was stopped for 30 minutes. It closed 8.8 percent down.
'Guardians' returns and it's better than the first
This sequel is not better than the first film, but it's still worth watching in the cinema due to its visual effects alone. The news of Sylvester Stallone's involvement erupted when he was in a cameo in " Guardians of the Galaxy 2".
The news sent Brazilian stock and currency markets tumbling and raised doubts that Congress would pass Temer's austerity measures.
"I will not step down", Temer said in a televised address at the presidential palace in Brasilia.
The release of the recordings made by Batista as part of his plea-bargaining agreement with federal prosecutors triggered eight separate requests for the impeachment of the President. It has been interpreted as referring to bribes given to Cunha to make sure that he didn't spill secrets to prosecutors himself.
"I did not buy the silence of anyone", Temer said, referring to the allegations made against him.
The statement was made during a press conference, nearly 24 hours after recordings of Temer and JBS owner, Joesley Batista, showed that the President knew, and to some ears approved, the pay-offs handed out by Batista to former Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha.
Globo published what seemed to be pictures showing men delivering a suitcase of cash for Neves.
Until now Temer has managed to stay above the fray.
If he resigns he would no longer have his case handled by the Supreme Court, but be moved to what are seen as far more aggressive, quicker-acting lower courts.
"Nobody right now knows what to do or what is going to happen", said a senior aide to party leadership in Congress.
Ghalibaf is the mayor of Tehran, the former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, and the former head of the Iranian police. Raisi has spent decades in powerful judicial and backroom positions, including as Iran's prosecutor-general.
Meanwhile, the U.S. warned at the United Nations that Venezuela's crisis was worsening and could escalate into a civil conflict. The sanctions came shortly after US President Donald Trump called the situation in Venezuela a "disgrace to humanity".
Their music, as described by New York Times writer, Jon Pareles, as "one reunited band that can pick up right where it left off". The rock star's last ever song in Detroit was a mashup of Slaves and Bulldozers and In My Time of Dying by Led Zeppelin.
After installing the security update , the next best thing you can do to protect yourself against future attacks is pretty simple. Australian officials said so far only three small-to-medium sized businesses had reported being locked out of their systems.
Macron vowed to maintain France's military operations in Mali and "be intractable" with extremist groups in the region. The new Cabinet posed briefly for photographs on the front porch of the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris.
Another opposition leader, Kamil Ali Agha, described the ICJ decision as the "biggest diplomatic defeat" for Pakistan. In April this year, a Pakistani military court found him guilty of spying and sentenced him to death.
Checking in on some valuation rankings, iShares Trust - iShares Global Telecom ETF (ARCA:IXP) has a Value Composite score of 40. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.11593, the 3 month is 1.06002, and the 1 month is now 1.03797.
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that Rosenstein knew before making his recommendation to Trump that the president would fire Comey. In January, the Trump White House initially denied any contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.
Reserve guard Iman Shumpert got the run started when he caught a pass from James and buried a three-pointer from 26 feet away. Game two is at 7:30 in Boston on May 19. "They knew we would give them that competitiveness and that challenge".
The allegation stems from a memo written by Comey and seen by a source familiar with the contents of the memo. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said, "Congressman Tipton supports the House Oversight Committee's request for Mr.
U.S. risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group
The objective of those visits was "to pave the ground for fruitful discussions between the two presidents". Ankara is also enraged by US plans to arm the Syrian Kurds, who they consider terrorists.
Microsoft and NSA face off over cyber attack
The ransomware, which spread using an exploit on SMB protocol, encrypted nearly all the files available on the infected devices. Whoever is behind the attack could update the ransomware and remove the kill switch.
Cautious progress in South China Sea talks
There are more than 40 reef islands in the South China Sea which have been occupied and even garrisoned by other countries. China claims nearly the entire South China Sea , through which about $5 trillion in goods pass every year.