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Brazil’s “major corruption trial” takes off Thursday and involves 38 politicians

Tuesday, July 31st 2012 - 11:22 UTC
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Brazil’s Supreme Tribunal is preparing details for the so called “major trial” of the country’s history which accuses 38 high ranking politicians and officials involved in a 2005 corruption case which almost tumbled the government of then President Lula da Silva. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    “the current PT president Rui Falcao is convinced that “nor the party or Lula da Silva” will be sentenced”

    So the fix in 'in' then. Nice to know the outcome before the Supreme Tribunal.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    As usual, Lula will say “If there was any wrong-doing, I knew nothing about it”.

    If the judiciary were honest and truly independent of the government and the political parties/coalitions, we could have more faith.

    The country still has a way to go before we can have such faith in the system
    .... until then, politicians will claim innocence and get away with it
    or undertake a lifetime of appeals with minimal effect on their careers and fortune-making.

    The Ficha Limpa was designed to eliminate convicted politicians and public servants from holding office or standing for election.
    Still a long way to go in the elimination of corruption from the country; but this is a step along that track.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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