corruption

Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

'Mensalao' scandal renews focus on corruption in Brazil

A man dressed in a convict costume, holds a handful of paper money during an anti-corruption march in Brasilia, Brazil.
Credit Eraldo Peres / Associated Press

November 15 is a big day for Brazil. It’s celebrated as the Proclamation of the Republic, when Brazilian army officers overthrew Emperor Dom Pedro and the monarchy came to an end. So it seems fitting that on Nov. 15 this year, on Brazil’s independence day, the country’s biggest corruption case came to an end.

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