Brazilian President’s Close Allies Arrested on Corruption Charges

President Temer supporters however say the arrests are a ploy to tarnish the President's possible bid for re-election in October's Presidential elections.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian government officials are denouncing a plot against President Michel Temer after the arrest on Thursday of people close to the President. According to Government Secretary, Carlos Marun, the arrest of the President’s former advisor and Temer’s former Agriculture Minister may indicate fear by some that President Temer may try for re-election in October.

"We understand that the president's decision to possibly run for re-election again points the conspiracy guns against us again. [...]. I honestly believe that this is part of a plot, a plot . . .

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