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    Brazil’s Supreme Court Reportedly Removes Senate President Over Corruption

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    Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court issued a provisional ruling on Monday to remove Senate President Renan Calheiros from his post over corruption charges, local media reported.

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) — Calheiros will keep his seat in the upper chamber of the Brazilian legislature as a rightfully elected representative of a small state of Alagoas, the Globo newspaper said.

    The court accused Calheiros last week of embezzling state funds in a case that goes back to 2007. He stepped down as Senate president at that time but was later reelected.


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