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Brazilian lawmakers accused of Petrobras graft fight back

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 07:05 UTC
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Brazil’s congressional heads denied involvement in the country’s largest graft scandal after being named among dozens of politicians for investigation. Renan Calheiros and Eduardo Cunha, the heads of the Senate and Lower House respectively, and Rio de Janeiro Senator Lindbergh Farias all rejected allegations of graft in the Petrobras kickback scheme dubbed “Carwash.” Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    I do not want the perpetuation of the PT in power. But, while the opposition has not proposed to govern, while the opposition make an opposition to the country and not the government of the PT, while the PSDB play in the field of “worse is better” while do not compile embezzlement in subway Sao Paulo and Furnas, while not investigate Senator Aécio Neves for drug trafficking, while not investigate the “Mensalão of Minas Gerais,” I always vote against a return to slavery past, I always vote for the Brazilian people, I always will vote the PT!

    Regarding the media opposition controlled by a handful of families who have always been favored by the governments of right-wing parties, these I make a point of seeing them go bankrupt one by one!

    LULA 2018!

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 Brasso
    Just what do the crooks in the PT have to do for you to open your eyes to what is going on?

    How much do you get paid for trolling this crap or are you on the bribe list as well: you wish?

    These PT crooks are expecting to get away with it by pleading they 'didn't know what was going on'. Do they get U$D 650,000 so often that it doesn't ring any bells. Do they expect these companies are giving it to them without wanting something in return?

    Lula mortos 2015!

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Andrade Gutierrez was one of the companies that donated more money to the PSDB campaign. As well as Odebrecht, OAS, Camargo Corrêa.

    So the money legally donated to PT is crime. However, the money donated to the PSDB is clean as the angels of heaven.

    Hypocritical media that only makes misinform!

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    By leaving out Lula and Dilma of the corruption investigations this is merely a farce throwing some nobodys to the press and letting the true perpetrators of mass corruption get away with it.

    Brazil is a Banana Republic, always has been always will be.

    I was listening to http://www.npr.org/2015/03/10/392014833/sao-paulo-s-drought-pits-legitimate-prospectors-against-wildcatters
    this morning.

    San Paulo is a mess. There's no solution to the water problem. It is estimated the lack of water will take 2% out of the GDP number this year which is already in recession.

    Gonna get mighty stinky in BA with the lack of water.
    Marxism always brings misery.
    I can't wait for it to fail spectacularly.
    I will laugh and laugh.

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 BrASSHOLES
    “I do not want the perpetuation of the PT in power”...

    Well, well, well...that's the first thing you bunch of knuckleheads have said that makes sense......BUT, I presume you ARE familiar with the PT's “Projeto de Poder” or “Projeto Bolivariana”, i.e., DL 8.243 ??? If you are, then you will have to admit that their plan is to stay in power, by hook or crook.....besides that being their MAIN objective, it's the only way they can protect themeselves against all the shit they've done over the last 12 years, culminating with Dilma's lame-duck administration....
    And, just for your info, I am also in favour of prosecuting ANY politician, regardless of political party, if found to be guilty of malfeasance with public money (including the “Petrolão”).

    ”Lindbergh Farias told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper in an interview on Sunday that while he may have acted improperly, his actions weren’t illegal. (he took a two-million-real-donation -US$650,000 - from Andrade Gutiérrez SA, a Rio-based construction company)“.
    “Do you really think someone said: ‘Look, this money that I’m going to help you with is a bribe?’ That doesn’t happen,” said Farias. “How was I supposed to know that the money from a big company for my campaign was coming from a process like this one?”
    The question that should be asked is, ” does Farias really believe we are stupid enough to believe that when someone dumps USD 650,000.00 in our laps, it is done out of pure altruism” ??? If he is SOOOO innocent, and didn't suspect anything, he should be prosecuted for being a complete fool...

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I heard that Farias said “ it was only US$ 650,000 the others got a lot more ” why pick on me? 54 politicians multiplied by US$ 650,000 is how much?

    Mar 10th, 2015 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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