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Won't resign, Brazilian leader says

Temer denies report that he backed paying off ex-lawmaker

By PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published May 19, 2017 at 1:48 a.m.

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A worker monitors screens at a Sao Paulo brokerage as Brazil’s markets and currency reacted Thursday to the latest scandal surrounding the country’s president.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption.

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