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Brazil's First Lady makes headlines for jumping into lake to save dog

While Brazilian president faces corruption probe, First Lady takes spotlight

Courtesy of Brazilian palaca on Dia Nacional Do Voluntariado
Courtesy of Brazilian palaca on Dia Nacional Do Voluntariado

When a security agent refused to jump into a lake to rescue her dog, Brazil's First Lady reportedly jumped in herself fully clothed. 

Marcela Temer, a former beauty queen, rescued Picoly, a Jack Russell struggling to swim back to shore April 22, the BBC reported. Brazilian authorities told reporters the security agent was dismissed.

Brazil's President, Michel Temer's family also has a golden retriever named Thor. He is in the middle of a corruption scandal and is being accused of accepting bribes allegedly paid by Rodrimar, a port logistics company, in exchange for concessions.


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