Brazil’s Michel Temer Facing Impeachment for Influence Peddling
The presidency of Michel Temer is hanging by a thread, after he has been accused of influence peddling, revealed in a series of damning recordings.
His former Minister of Culture, Marcelo Calero, resigned last week and denounced the current Brazilian president for allegedly pressing him to aid the construction of a building owned by another cabinet member, Geddel Vieira Lima.
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The building in question is a 30 story skyscraper called “La Vue”, which Geddel intends to build in Salvador (the capital of the state of Bahia), in a place where such structures are currently prohibited because the area is a national historical heritage and world heritage site.