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Opposition delays vote on whether to suspend president

Opposition lawmakers in Brazil on Wednesday tried to delay a vote on whether to suspend President Michel Temer, an acknowledgement that they likely didn’t have enough support to put Temer on trial for a bribery charge.

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court in Rio confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out the case after determining that Lochte’s robbery claim made to NBC did not constitute the filing of a fake report. A lawyer for Lochte says he’s “pleased” by the decision.

Peru judge orders ex-president jailed in corruption case

A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian company Odebrecht.

Brazil’s once-adored ex-president convicted of corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, the most high-profile conviction yet in a sweeping graft investigation that has jailed dozens of the Latin American country’s elite.

Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges

President Michel Temer is expressing defiance in the face of possible corruption charges, the lowest approval rating for a Brazilian leader in a generation and calls for his resignation.

Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

Brazil’s federal police said Tuesday that investigators have found evidence President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses, raising a new threat that the embattled leader could be suspended from office pending a corruption trial.

Brazil’s president denies spying on judge investigating him

President Michel Temer is fighting new allegations that his administration turned Brazil’s spy services on a supreme court justice investigating him for corruption, the latest in a series of accusations that threaten to cut short his tenure.