Brazil draws tough line on corruption

Posted on October 17, 2011 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Crime, Politics

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff wasted little time firing her top aide in May when the country’s biggest newspaper reported that he had received $4 million in unexplained income.
Rousseff didn’t stop with her chief of staff. In quick succession, she let go of three other ministers publicly accused of everything from receiving kickbacks to charging the government for staying at a love motel. Meanwhile, public outrage had turned into regular street protests. Read Article

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