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Brazil’s Temer Is Only the Latest Latin American President in Prison

May 09, 2019

Brazil’s former President Michel Temer, 78, turned himself over to authorities on May 9 to face bribery charges tied to the construction of a nuclear power plant. Temer spent four days in jail in March on the same charges before being allowed to go home. Since then the former president has seen a handful of separate corruption cases filed against him and the court order that allowed his release overturned. Prosecutors accuse Temer of heading a criminal organization that, over the past four decades, has embezzled around $470 million.

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