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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the highest court of the land prepares to analyze Brazil’s greatest corruption graft, President Michel Temer nominates his Justice Minister and close ally Alexandre de Moraes to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who was killed in a plane crash last month.

Reaction to the nomination came almost immediately, with many criticizing the choice as a solution found by the President to end corruption allegations against members of his administration.

“The nomination is questionable. The Minister has very close ties with the Temer government, obviously . . .

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