Brazil's Meirelles phones investors to calm market fears -source

BRASILIA, May 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles on Thursday called foreign and local investors to try to calm markets that plummeted on fears President Michel Temer may be forced out of office after new corruption allegations, according to a government source briefed on the matter. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Andrew Hay)