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Brazilian Senate President Calheiros Takes Leave to Fight Corruption Charges

LADB Article ID: 51270
Category/Department: Brazil
Date: 2007-10-26
By: LADB Staff

Embattled Brazilian Sen. Renan Calheiros stepped down from the presidency of the upper house of Brazil's Congress for a period of 45 days to defend himself against corruption allegations. On Oct. 11, Calheiros formally announced that he would take a leave of absence from the Senate presidency after battling charges since May

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