By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Vowing to continue to fight corruption and illicit activities in his administration, Brazil’s President Michel Temer said on a video message on Monday he will not be intimidated by accusations. President Temer’s lawyers filed a lawsuit against businessman Joesley Batista for calling the President the ‘head of a dangerous criminal organization’.

“We ended (handing out of) favors that benefitted only a few companies. We cut off the practices that allowed criminals to grow in the shadows, and public money to be given with no limits at friendly interest . . .

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