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Key aide of Temer indicted on corruption charges for illegal funding from Odebrecht

Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 09:25 UTC
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A key aide of Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been indicted on charges of corruption and money-laundering. Senator Romero Juca, one of the major architects of the Temer administration’s reform agenda and an advocate for central bank independence, is being charged with soliciting illegal campaign funding of construction company Odebrecht in return for political favors. Read full article

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  • Eric Ehrmann

    Has the TSE approved the official name change of the PMDB party of president Temer, which Juca leads, to MDB? https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_do_Movimento_Democr%C3%A1tico_Brasileiro

    It is also the same party of covicted Rio governor Sergio Cabral, https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_do_Movimento_Democr%C3%A1tico_Brasileiro
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    And PMDB is also party of current governor “Bigfoot” Pezao, who has to liv e with his own Faustian bargains. Folha sometimes tags him as a “MDBista” so which one is it, MDB, or PMDB? Who benefits from this quasi-fake news confusion?

    Mar 15th, 2018 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @Eric
    In a national convention held Dec 2017, the PMDB voted to officially remove the P, thus the correct name is now, is MDB....IMO, just a ruse to try to disassociate themselves from Sergio Cabral and all the corruption...a strategy adopted by several parties (for similar reasons) with the intention of confusing the public, so who benefits from it ? the Party.

    Mar 15th, 2018 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    NOT SO SURPRISING; Corruption Will Define Elections in the Region, Analysts Say:
    http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2018/03/1960687-corruption-will-define-elections-in-the-region-analysts-say.shtml

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Corruption scandals continue to dog the Temer administration.”

    Fear not. The only true and chastised “corruption” will be Dilma's, who moved money between state accounts without taking a real, and Lula, accused of accepting an apartment from a construction company. But who blinks when the superior interests of the nation--well, a few within it--are protected?

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    @EM
    You're so determined the corruption investigations can only be political, despite this article, and despite Temer having lost several ministers to them, being charged twice himself, and having his accounts opened up to investigation in an unprecedented move.

    The charges and consequent vote in congress cost him political support and have probably delayed his planned pension reforms, which ought to please you.

    None of this is happening in Argentina. Macri hasn't been charged over his off-shore accounts, or the post office loan debacle. His ministers have not been forced to resign, and only members of the previous government are in legal trouble. So why do you assume the two countries must be exactly the same?

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    people are disillusioned with democracy ?? why, because it gives a bunch of morons the the right to vote, who then proceed to elect the worst scum there is ?....if the idiots were to vote conscientiously, learning more about the candidates before throwing their vote in the trash, then perhaps things would improve....under the alternative to democracy, they could say bye-bye to the right to vote.....or are they too stupid to realize that 'that' is not what they want ?

    @EM
    You still believe Lula's lies ? regarding the 'triplex', consider the following scenario....a bad guy holding a girl hostage, with a gun to her head, threatening to kill her if the cops invade the building where he's hiding out.....the cops DO invade and control the situation, freeing the girl....then the bad guy, claims he did nothing wrong...because he did NOT kill her....the only logic behind that reasoning is because the cops prevented him from doing so, in the same way that the “lavajato” investigation threw the spotlight on Lula's plans and prevented him from taking possession of the 'triplex', in time to spend Christmas 2014 in it (as Marisa Leticia wanted, and had pressured OAS president to finish the 'reform' in time)....and you STILL believe the accusation is false ? What about the FACT that the disgusting, indecent Lula had the nerve to put the blame for the 'triplex' episode on his dead wife ? and try to make everyone believe he “knew nothing about it” ? ....No matter how much you like Lula, your refusal to see this, doesn't say much for your intelligence.

    Mar 16th, 2018 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    @JB:

    It's GOOD TO KNOW that:

    #1: The masses are FINALLY waking up; as far as the VIOLENCE is concerned. REF:
    https://www.ft.com/content/e36ecdce-2930-11e8-b27e-cc62a39d57a0
    #2: But as far as the corruption [& the PROTECTION of the corrupt] is concerned - well, never mind. Haven't they already LEGALIZED corruption [problem solved!]?

    Mar 17th, 2018 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eric Ehrmann

    @:o)) Maybe time to give anglo-saxon definitions (etymology too) of corruption a “rebrand” because it presupposes a “negative bias” toward the accused... After all, corruption linked to Odebrecht strategies in “the Americas” was going on long prior to the reign of Marcelo, and included the FARC as the following link indicates. https://www.huffpostbrasil.com/eric-ehrmann/samba-de-subornos-corrupcao-e-cocaina-ameacam-um-acordo-final-d_a_23037418/ Maybe we can call it “clientism” and split the diff:)

    Mar 17th, 2018 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @EE:

    REF: “After all, corruption..........................................was going on long prior to the reign of Marcelo”:

    Makes interesting reading: “Forbes Used AI to Find the Face of Brazil's Massive Corporate Corruption”: REF:
    http://www.adweek.com/creativity/forbes-used-a-i-to-find-the-face-of-brazils-massive-corporate-corruption/

    Cutting the long story short; and - agree/like it or not - all the signs definitely DO indicate that Brazil is on its way to legalize corruption [practically; it's legalized ALREADY!].

    Not only THAT but by not taking ANY action - for years - it clearly shows that the corruption was even traditionally accepted AND encouraged - for generations.

    Mar 18th, 2018 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eric Ehrmann

    AI is “a moda” these days. Just as Sterling was “a moda” as the operative currency in Brazil and the Peruvian Putumayo during the “rubber booms.” Just go to Second Life and talk to Sir Roger Casement, British foreign office consul in Para and Manaus during that period. Considering that Sir Roger was knighted for his efforts to stop slavery in the Amazon, and ultimately stripped of his knighthood for committing treason against the Crown, one wonders, with all the AI, hybrid warfare tools and countermeasures, why signs DO indicate that Brazil is often looking the other way about all kinds slavery...

    Mar 18th, 2018 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Let's - just for a fraction of a second - assume that the voters really ARE educated AND intelligent enough [THAT's expecting TOO much, of course!].

    During the election, they are expected to remain aloof of the “Old Corrupt”. Make way for the NEW Corrupt:! REF: ROSANE COLLOR, Bárbara Cruz da Cunha and even The God may not know who else:
    https://veja.abril.com.br/blog/radar/filha-de-cunha-procura-assembleia-de-deus-embusca-de-apoio/

    Mar 18th, 2018 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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