Breaking: Brazil Ex-President Michel Temer Arrested In Rio

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Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, local media say.

Mr Temer took over the Brazilian presidency in August 2016 following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, and was replaced in January by Jair Bolsonaro.

The former president has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

Dozens of politicians and business executives have been convicted or are being charged as part of the Operation Car Wash.

Mr Temer took over the Brazilian presidency in August 2016 following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, and was replaced in January by Jair Bolsonaro.

Mr Temer took over the Brazilian presidency in August 2016 following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, a process in which he played a key role. He was replaced in January by Jair Bolsonaro.

Local media say police had been trying to trace Mr Temer since Wednesday. He was arrested in his hometown of São Paulo.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is now serving 12 years in jail after being convicted of corruption, also as part of Operation Car Wash

SOURCE:BBC

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