visionary Posted May 12, 2016 Share Posted May 12, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/05/12/brazils-gets-a-new-leader-amid-crisis-but-dont-think-bland-bureaucrat/?postshare=3621463084171912&tid=ss_tw Brazil’s new president is already deeply unpopular The man who assumed control of Latin America’s largest country, Vice President Michel Temer, is a career politician with a reputation as a skilled negotiator and smooth behind-the-scenes operator. His supporters say he's just the kind of experienced statesman the country needs in its moment of crisis -- with President Dilma Rousseff suspended from office Thursday by the senate and facing trial over alleged fiscal wrongdoing. But, this being Brazil, that doesn’t mean Temer is a stodgy technocrat taking the helm. A legal scholar and sometimes poet, Temer, 75, is famous for his dapper suits, slicked-back silver hair and wife -- who will turn 33 on Monday -- who was only a toddler when Brazilian democracy returned in 1985 after two decades of military rule. He is the author of "Anonymous Intimacy," a book of sensual verses inspired by his wife, Marcela, who was a 20 year-old aspiring beauty queen when she became Temer's third wife in 2003. Temer has assumed Brazil’s presidency on an interim basis, but given the overwhelming margin by which Rousseff lost Thursday's vote, there appears to be a growing likelihood he will serve out the rest of her term through 2018. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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