Sao Paolo-based journalist Shobhan Saxena and The Wire’s founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the ongoing corruption scandal in Brazil and its possible aftermath.
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The corruption case will also put on trial Lula’s wife, Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva; OAS Chief Executive Jose Aldemario “Leo” Pinheiro; Paulo Okamotto, the president of the Lula Institute, and four others.
Lula’s lawyers said prosecutors lacked evidence to back up their accusations, which were part of political persecution to stop him running in the 2018 election.
Business in the country is unlikely to go back to normal soon. India should closely monitor what happens next since it has a stake in Brazil’s stability and prosperity.
With the leftist Workers Party’s rule coming to an end, the South American giant will now become a neo-liberal playground for Big Money. It may also become the weakest link in BRICS as it shows signs of giving up its independent foreign policy.
Rather than subdued, resigned, and defeated, Rousseff — who was imprisoned and tortured for three years in the 1970s by the US-supported military dictatorship that ruled the country for 21 years — is more combative, defiant, and resolute than ever.
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