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Elizabeth Johnson

Managing Director, Brazil Research

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Corruption probe expands, heightening risk for the Dilma administration


Over the past week, the Federal Police have moved ahead on two new fronts in Operation Lava Jato (“Car Wash”), both of which bring the investigation closer to President Dilma Rousseff and the governing Workers’ Party (PT). Although no smoking gun has been found yet, there is a growing body of evidence that could potentially result in legal grounds for Dilma’s removal from office. To make matters worse for Dilma, the fissures within the PT have become increasingly apparent, as former...

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