The Heat: Brazil’s political future

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Brazil’s President Michel Temer delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the National Car Dealers’ Federation (FENABRAVE) fair, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 8, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA)

Brazilian president Michel Temer survived a vote to suspend him on corruption charges, despite 80 percent of voters believing he should face trial. The very unpopular president found support where he needed it, in the lower chamber of Congress and will stay in power.

The country’s general attorney has indicated he may file two more criminal charges against Temer. Where does that leave Brazil, which will hold general elections in 2018?

CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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