Federal police officers, carrying seized items, leave the building where Brazilian Sen. Aecio Neves resides, at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Stocks plunged, both chambers of Congress canceled sessions and President Michel Temer's office canceled his planned activities Thursday in the wake of a Globo newspaper report that he had been taped endorsing bribery of a former lawmaker. Without citing a source, Globo TV said Thursday that the Supreme Court had approved a probe into Temer.Globo also reported that Batista had recorded Temer endorsing a bribe to silence former Speaker of the House Eduardo Cunha.Cunha led the impeachment fight that removed Dilma Rousseff from the presidency last year and put Temer, then the vice president, into power.The statement from Temer's office confirmed that the president did meet with Batista in March. According to Globo's report, Batista secretly recorded the conversations with Temer and Neves and gave them to justice officials as part of plea bargain negotiations.The Eurasia risk consultancy said the new allegation threatens Temer.
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