Brazil's acting president struggles after tough start

With Dilma Rousseff accusing him of having engineered a coup, Brazil's acting president Michel Temer faces bitter opponents on the left. In the latest incident, riot police were sent to clear out protesters near his home in Sao Paulo and also at a presidential office in the cityBrasília (AFP) – Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer has only been in the job for half a month. Temer, 75, was vice president until May 12 when he took over from Dilma Rousseff who was suspended to face an impeachment trial on charges of taking unauthorized loans to patch budget holes. With Rousseff accusing him of having engineered a coup, Temer faces bitter opponents on the left.

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