The sheer temerity of corruption
Brazil, having lost one president to impeachment, couldn’t lose another so soon, could it? Having unseated Dilma Rousseff, current president Michel Temer now finds his perch unsteady. First, recordings which appear to show him turning a blind eye to massive corruption were released to the Supreme Court in June by two brothers in the meat-packing business. Now the police claim to have fresh tapes. While Temer has fired the justice minister, he may find it increasingly hard to ignore the huge street protests pushing for his departure.