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Brazil’s Temer sticks to reform to tame budget deficit

The Brazilian government will not give up on fiscal reform as a measure to bring the budget deficit under control, according to embattled president Michel Temer.

The Brazilian government will not give up on fiscal reform as a measure to bring the budget deficit under control, according to embattled president Michel Temer.

The statement came as the president continues to deal with a political scandal surrounding an audio recording in which he apparently authorises payment to silence a former MP.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Sao Paulo.