Monday, May 22, 2017

Presidential corruption crisis eases slightly for Brazil's Temer

Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian President Michel Temer warned opponents Monday he will not go without a fight as he won more breathing space in a corruption crisis sparking calls for his resignation.

"If they want to, then they have to force me out, because if I resign, that is an admission of guilt," he said in an interview with Folha newspaper.

Temer, who faces multiple impeachment demands, told Folha he had been "naive" in stumbling into the crisis that could bring him down just over a year since he replaced impeached president Dilma Rousseff. But he again insisted he had done nothing wrong ....