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Brazil Justice minister Moro granted a five-day leave of absence

Tuesday, July 9th 2019 - 09:32 UTC
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Brazil’s justice minister, Sérgio Moro, has been granted a leave of absence following a slew of damaging leaks that have cast serious doubts over his impartiality as a judge in a sweeping graft scandal. Read full article

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  • MarciaW

    Five days? More probably five centuries.

    Jul 11th, 2019 - 02:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    What would ANYONE expect, after gifting the keys of the safe to a bunch of thugs?
    https://politica.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,maia-diz-que-nao-e-exagero-fundo-de-r-3-7-bi-para-eleicoes-em-2020,70002916125?utm_source=twitter:newsfeed&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_campaign=redes-sociais:072019:e&utm_content=:::&utm_term=

    Jul 11th, 2019 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    The Brazilian Earthquake
    by PEPE ESCOBAR
    The public prosecutors of the two-year-old Car Wash investigation maintain there are “elements of proof” implicating Lula in receiving funds — at least 1.1 million euros — from the dodgy kickback scheme involving major Brazilian construction companies connected to Petrobras. Lula might — and the operative word is “might” — have personally profited from it mostly in the form of a ranch (which he does not own), a relatively modest seaside apartment, speaking fees in the global lecture circuit, and donations to his charity.
    This is the stuff Hollywood is made of. And that was exactly the logic behind the elaborate production.
    Yet it gets curiouser and curiouser when we learn that judge Moro wrote an article in an obscure magazine way back in 2004 (in Portuguese only, titled Considerations about Mani Pulite, CEJ magazine, issue number 26, July/September 2004), where he clearly extols “authoritarian subversion of juridical order to reach specific targets ” and using the media to intoxicate the political atmosphere.
    And that leads us towards the nasty scenario of a made in Brazil media-judicial-police complex possibly hijacking one of the healthiest democracies in the world. And that is supported by a stark fact: the right-wing Brazilian opposition’s entire “project” boils down to ruining the economy of the 7th largest global economic power to justify the destruction of Lula as a presidential candidate in 2018.
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/08/the-brazilian-earthquake/

    Jul 15th, 2019 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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