Brazil president lambastes testimony by JBS executives


Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
Brazil’s President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

May 20, 2017

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer on Saturday challenged a recorded conversation implicating him in a corruption probe, saying he would continue as president and ask the Supreme Court to verify the integrity of the recording.

“Brazil will not be derailed,” he said during a speech in Brasilia, reiterating that he would not resign.

Temer said he would ask the Supreme Court to suspend an investigation against him until it could determine whether the recording, made by the chairman of meatpacker JBS SA during a March conversation, was edited afterwards.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Paulo Prada; Editing by Mary Milliken)



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