Brazil president urges economy reforms, slams 'psychological aggression'

Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer presents his economic measures during a meeting with the leaders of allied parties in Congress at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 24, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer on Tuesday called for reforms to haul Latin America’s biggest economy back from crippling recession and slammed what he called “psychological aggression” against his government. Temer, who took power May 12 after the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff pending her impeachment trial, is seeking to cement his authority in the face of multiple challenges on both the economic and political fronts. Juca, a pointman on economic reforms, was sacked Tuesday, the government announced.

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