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Petrobras scandal ramifications getting closer to Lula da Silva

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:38 UTC
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One of Brazil's leading weekly magazines, Epoca, has revealed that former president Lula da Silva could be investigated over corruption allegations following on the imprisonment of the Odebrecht Group CEO, (Marcelo Odebrecht) which is one of the country's largest private corporations and employers, and for which Lula did much lobbying and sponsoring for public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana. Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    Forbes magazine in 2013 estimated that corruption in Brazil was costing the country 53 BILLION Dollars a year. That before the Petrobras scandal was exposed.

    Lula and his Worker's Party are destroying the country's future for emerging as a developed country and should be imprisoned.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Its just a matter of time before the PBR scandal engulfs Lula and Dilma. Remember the case is just starting in the USA.
    We don't care if they have “legislative” immunity in their filthy country.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Everybody has seen this coming for years.
    Well, everyone except socialist Brazilians.... who wish to be blind to the truth.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    There it is. “Lula is quoted as saying that “this is the only way to run Brazil, the whole system is corrupt”, implicitly admitting his knowledge of the scheme which cost him half his cabinet and all of his closest advisors.”

    He knew about everything. He condoned it. And he wasn't part of it? A good question would be; “How much was his cut?”

    Prison time coming, Lulu. Plenty of time to rest in your solitary cell. 69 isn't old. You can serve at least 30 years.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The noose is tightening. .. soon his legs will start kicking.

    I'll get my knitting and a stool.
    (cackles)

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5 ilsen

    I thought that was for Madame Guillotine? :o)

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ ChrisR

    Poetic license...

    ;-)

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You do not know anything. There is no evidence against Lula. So there is no investigation and never will because Lula is the most honest, patriotic and nationalist politician who ever lived in Brazil.

    Lula 2018

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @8
    Castles in the sky?

    Brasileiro, it's time to face the truth.
    The PT is a stinking corrupt organisation.
    Dilma has lied to you.
    Lula has lied to you.

    PT has been stealing from the nation for years.

    They have been stealing from you.

    Now there is no money left they will start eating each other like crabs in a bucket.

    Brasileiro the truth is that Lula lied to you.

    The dream is over. Get out while you still can.

    This is not going to end well!

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    If there is no corruption in the Worker' Party please kindly answer two questions:

    How is it possible that Petrobras, Brazil’s largest company, with discovering upward of 100 billion barrels of offshore oil, is debt-plagued and struggling — it was recently downgraded to junk status by Moody’s Investors Service? Petrobras has had to sharply cut back investment and sell off assets.(Note: Dilma served as chair of the Petrobras board for several years.)

    Why is it that Brazil’s supreme court has approved the investigation of dozens of senior politicians for alleged connections to what prosecutors call the country’s biggest ever corruption scandal?

    Brazil is heading for one of the worst recessions in 25 years because of the PT's mishandling of one of the most potentially richest nations.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Brasileiro, what are you going to do when the Bolsa Familia ends?
    The handouts can't continue, there is no money left.
    Lula lied to you.
    Now watcha gonna do?
    Watcha gonna do when they come for you?

    Are you a member of the corrupt PT? Or are you the only 'clean' one?

    Tick tock!

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8. Do try to understand. He's guilty of everything. The world will kill him. It's what the world does when it can't distinguish between individuals and shit.

    Jun 24th, 2015 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/06/24/petrobras-scandal-ramifications-getting-closer-to-lula-da-silva#comment403335: The fact is that Bolsa Familia is one of the most successful nation building programs ever implemented in Brazil. Its not going to end. Even Aecio made that commitment during the last presidential race.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    We must expel the North American ambassador in Brazil, Liliane Ayalde. This Lady has covered up and supported espionage actions of the CIA and NSA within the embassy and consulates North Americans.

    Furthermore, we must transact at urgently in Congress the bill that expelled all foreign-funded NGOs operating in Brazil. These NGO fighting against national interests and make illegal smuggling of Brazilian biodiversity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOaff79Tpqg

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #14 Brazilboy

    Too late... major portions of the Amazon have been sold to major corporations in China, USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan and your government has agreed let let the foreigners to own the genetic rights. Both Lula and Dilma allowed this.

    Like Petrobras is broke, Brazilian genetic biodiversity was sold out...

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Impossible pale face! Brazilian law does not allow the sale of land to foreigners.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @16
    Do grow up son.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Brasileiro, you should be grateful that the USA is spying on you.
    Your own government is corrupt and untrustworthy.
    Maybe only the CIA can tell you the truth about the PT and Petrobras?

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It is a well known fact that Lullu lobbied in favour of the Odebrecht Group, and others, and arranged for several dozen foreign projects to be executed by these companies in the countries ruled by Lullu's dictator pals....the sordid details of many of these deals, financed by the BNDES, at the expense of the Brazilian taxpayer, are not even available to the general public.....the few that are, are disgusting....and here we are, forking out billions in financing, so that Lullu could get his cut... It is very clear that Lullu was involved in influence trafficking with foreign leaders to obtain multibillion 'inflated' contracts for the Odebrecht Group and for influencing the BNDES to loan several billion dollars at low interest rates, after he stepped down from office in 2011. This 9 fingered sob will be caught...

    @16 asshole
    so foreigners cannot buy land in Brazil ? really ????? then please explain how I am the owner of a rather large tract of land in Sao Paulo ??? once again, you are crapping out of your mouth.

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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