Brazil Corruption Scandal Nears Temer, Roiling Markets and Prompting Impeachment Talks

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Stock index down more than 10%; an opposition party calls for president’s resignation or impeachment

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President Michel Temer


May 18, 2017 1:40 p.m. ET

BRASÍLIA—An unfolding corruption scandal moved closer to President Michel Temer and a leading ally, sending financial markets plunging, prompting calls for Mr. Temer’s impeachment and potentially stalling an economic overhaul in Latin America’s biggest country.

The Ibovespa stock index was down 8% midday Thursday after declining as much as 10% earlier in the day, and the Brazilian real weakened to 3.32 against the dollar from 3.10…


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