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Michel Temer Photo: MAURO PIMENTEL/Getty Images

Brazil's former President Michel Temer was indicted on Tuesday — less than 3 months after he left office — on corruption charges, including an alleged bribery scheme involving a nuclear power plant complex near Rio de Janeiro, Reuters reports.

The backdrop: The case is part of Operation Car Wash, the nation's biggest corruption investigation, which has found politicians and business people guilty since 2014. Allegations presently suggest Temer received or arranged more than $462.5 million in bribes. Meanwhile, the 78-year-old also is up against charges in another corruption case, in which he has been accused of using a middleman to obtain a cash-filled suitcase from meat-packing firm JBS SA, for which he was arrested on March 21 and released only 4 days later. Temer denies all allegations.

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President Biden speaking after visiting a FEMA Covid-19 vaccination facility in Houston on Feb. 26. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge.

Why it matters: Biden, who made the remarks after touring a vaccination site in Houston, echoed CDC director Rochelle Walensky, who said earlier on Friday that while the U.S. has seen a recent drop in cases and hospitalizations, "these declines follow the highest peak we have experienced in the pandemic."

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The markets just closed out a manic week.

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