Mar 21, 2019

Brazil's former president arrested on corruption charges

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer is facing corruption charges. Photo: Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, BBC reports.

The big picture: Brazil's last three presidents have either been impeached or arrested for bribery scandals. Current far-right President Jair Bolsonaro campaigned in part on taking back control from a political class that has been plagued by corruption dating back to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is in prison after being charged in a sweeping corruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash.

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