Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid: report

The Interim President of Bresil Michel Temer gives the opening speech during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBrasília (AFP) – Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer asked Latin America’s biggest construction tycoon, now in jail for his role in a massive corruption scheme, for millions of dollars in political donations, a report said Saturday. The report in Veja magazine quoted the former executive, Marcelo Odebrecht, saying that Temer asked him for “financial support” during a 2014 dinner with members of his center-right PMDB party. Odebrecht said he donated 10 million reais (about $3.156 million at current exchange rates) to the party, Veja reported.

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