Brazil‘s new interim president, Michel Temer, was an embassy informant for US intelligence, WikiLeaks has revealed.

According to the whistleblowing website, Temer communicated with the US embassy in Brazil via telegram, and such content would be classified as “sensitive” and “for official use only.” 

Two cables were released, dated January 11, 2006 and June 21, 2006.

One shows a document sent from Sao Paolo, Brazil, to – among other recipients – the US Southern Command in Miami. In it, Temer discusses the political situation in Brazil during the presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Brazil President Michel Temer

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer.

Regarding the 2006 elections, when Lula was re-elected, Temer shared scenarios in which his party (PMDB) would win the elections.

He declined to predict the race, however, but said there would be a run-off and that “anything could happen.” 

Temer has replaced Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended from office earlier this week, after the Senate approved impeachment against her.

Brasil’s new president #Temer was an embassy informant for US intelligence, military https://t.co/3l2eUdiqvy pic.twitter.com/IUuUgHYd1e

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 13, 2016

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