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Bolsonaro's chief economic advisor under investigation over fraud accusations

Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:30 UTC
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The chief economic advisor to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner, is being investigated over accusations of fraud tied to the pension funds of state-run companies, federal prosecutors revealed on Wednesday. Read full article


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  • :o))

    THAT's not at all possible!

    Oct 11th, 2018 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Is there anyone who isn't corrupt in Brazil? I hope Guedes's 'market-friendly' policies aren't as disastrous as Macri's have been, but who knows how long Bolsonaro will stick with them anyway?

    Oct 11th, 2018 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: 'Market-FRIENDLY' Policies:

    Oct 12th, 2018 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot


    Corruption is systemic in most of Latin American countries. It's a fact of life, starts at the citizen level with municipal inspectors and traffic police, and goes all the way up where millions in public money go to public works contractors.

    The new thing, however, is the use of corruption as a political weapon. It has effectively been used in Argentina, where the mainstream media suddenly discovered the “route of the K money” that helped Mauricio Macri win the election and use his presidential power to make his friends and associate wealthier.

    And, of course, how would the rich and the powerful be within inches of grabbing power in Brazil without the invaluable help of anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro and all the others who collaborated to take favourite candidate Lula da Silva out of the race?

    And so, after a brief break that allowed a handful of progressive governments take hold in Latin America, the old right has come back with a vengeance.

    Oct 15th, 2018 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Paulo Guedes the ultra-liberal economic advisor of an ultra-populist nationalist [will make everyone rich AGAIN!]

    Oct 16th, 2018 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    You'll have to put some of the blame on the citizens of Brazil. Moro didn't ban the whole party; if they objected to the legal shenanigans enough, they could still elect Haddad. If they prefer a nutcase who hates democracy and plans to copy Greece's economic policies, that's on their own heads.

    Hey, back when you still lived in Argentina, did you ever bribe the traffic police, or anyone else?

    Oct 16th, 2018 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”Attorney-General looks at the relationship between donations to politicians and contributions in FIPs de Guedes
    In opening a Criminal Investigation Procedure against Paulo Guedes , the 'Ipiranga Post' of the economic team of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), the Greenfield task force cited the need to determine the 'connections' between donations of R $ 53 million to parties and politicians of the company Contax and contributions of pension funds.

    Oct 18th, 2018 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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