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Brazil Senate to vote on fiscal package on Tuesday, Oliveira says
September 5, 2017 / 4:52 PM / 3 months ago

Brazil Senate to vote on fiscal package on Tuesday, Oliveira says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian Congress is ready to put to vote later on Tuesday a fiscal package key to helping the government rebalance budget accounts regardless of any source of political turmoil, Senate President Eunicio Oliveira said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Eunicio Oliveira, President of the Federal Senate, gestures during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Speaking to reporters, Oliveira said he backs a “deep investigation” into the emergence of new evidence suggesting that witnesses who involved President Michel Temer in a corruption scandal might have not been forthcoming about all of their crimes.

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot said on Monday that billionaire meat tycoon Joesley Batista and a fellow witness seemed to have inadvertently recorded a four-hour conversation discussing crimes not covered in their plea deal bargain. They could lose immunity from prosecution and other benefits.

Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal

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