BRASILIA May 31 Brazilian President Michel
Temer said on Wednesday that Latin America's biggest nation was
living in a moment of intense institutional conflict, with the
judiciary, legislative and executive branches often clashing
after three years of intense graft investigations.
Temer spoke at the swearing-in ceremony for the new justice
minister, Torquato Jardim, a law professor and longtime friend
of the president. Jardim's ministry oversees Brazil's federal
police, who have spearheaded investigations now looking at
whether Temer himself committed corrupt acts. Temer said
Brazil's institutions must find peace among one another for the
country to recuperate.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Peter Cooney)