Picture released by Brazil Photo Press taken on October 27, 2015, showing Joesley Batista, an executive from meat packing giant JBS, speaking during the Brazil Summit seminar in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil's Michel Temer hoped to save his presidency on May 19, 2017 by persuading the corruption-riddled Congress to back him, despite growing calls for his head in the country's explosive new graft scandal which started with the revelation in O Globo newspaper on Wednesday that he had been been secretly recorded while talking to Batista on March 7. Temer is accused of having given his blessing to payments meant to keep the former speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, from spilling secrets while he is in prison for taking millions of dollars in bribes. / AFP PHOTO / BRAZIL PHOTO PRESS / Vanessa CARVALHO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / BRAZIL PHOTO PRESS / VANESSA CARVALHO' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS        (Photo credit should read VANESSA CARVALHO/AFP/Getty Images)