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Brazil's President Michel Temer is not going to step down from his position despite growing calls for his resignation as recordings have surfaced that allege the president condoned the payment of hush money to an imprisoned lawmaker.

"I will not resign. Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be admitting guilt," Temer said in an interview with the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, Reuters reports. Temer maintains that the recordings have been manipulated to make him look guilty.

Temer succeeded ousted Brazilian President Dilma who was removed from office in 2016 on corruption and bribery charges.

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