Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'soap opera'

Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" Tuesday and sought to cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after a scathing indictment was issued against the leader.

President Michel Temer is fighting to hold onto his job after Attorney General Rodrigo Janot filed an indictment with the Supreme Federal Tribunal on Monday. The charge sheet accuses Temer of corruption for allegedly accepting bribes from an executive at a major meatpacker in exchange for help influencing the decisions of state bodies.

The prosecutors "created a soap opera plot," Temer said in a brief statement to reporters...

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