Brazil’s President Temer Suing JBS Meat Tycoon for Slander

JBS's former CEO Joesley Batista accuses the President of ‘heading one of the most dangerous criminal organizations’ in the country.

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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