Brazil's Temer refuses to resign in face of investigation

By Anthony Boadle and Ricardo Brito | BRASILIA

BRASILIA Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into allegations he condoned bribes to a potential witness in a major corruption probe.

The investigation raised the possibility Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year and sent Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts Congress would pass Temer’s ambitious austerity agenda.

In a terse five-minute speech broadcast nationwide, Temer said he had

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