Brazilian President Accused of Bribery Coverup

One of the biggest newspapers in Brazil, O Globo, is reporting that there is an alleged coverup scheme involving President Michel Temer and the jailed former speaker of its lower house of congress. However, the publication is not saying how it obtained the information in question. The report alleges that executives from JBS, the world’s largest meat-packing company, have submitted a tape to Brazil’s supreme court of a recording of Temer approving payment to Eduardo Cunha, who played a leading role in the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff. The allegations are just the latest news in Operation Carwash, a massive corruption probe in Brazil that has implicated business and political elites. According to a Brazil-based correspondent from Globe and Mail, Temer has denied the allegations.