Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is denouncing a report in a weekly newsmagazine suggesting she and her predecessor were aware of a corruption scheme within state-run oil giant Petrobras.
The report published Friday in the Veja newsweekly comes just before Sunday’s presidential elections. Rousseff’s leftist Workers’ Party has governed Brazil for the past 12 years, but she is locked in a brutal battle against her centrist rival Aecio Neves.
In a series of outraged tweets, Rousseff called the report an “act of electoral terrorism” and threatened to take legal action against the magazine.
She says “Veja’s malevolent intention of interfering dishonestly and unfairly with the result of the elections is more than clear.”