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Brazilian markets are getting rocked amid another growing political scandal





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Brazil’s markets are getting slammed amid another emerging political scandal.

Shares of the ETF that tracks Brazilian stocks is down by about 16.6% in pre-market trade on Thursday.

The Brazilian real is down by 7.1% at 3.3598 per US dollar as of 9:06 a.m. ET.

Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported late Wednesday that a recording exists of President Michel Temer approving a payment to jailed former house speaker Eduardo Cunha to remain silent in the country’s biggest-ever graft investigation.

Temer’s office released a statement denying the allegations.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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