Seven government ministers have resigned over allegations of corruption since President Dilma Rousseff took office in January 2011. Now her mentor and founder of the Workers’ Party, former President Lula da Silva, is embroiled in scandal. Will this be a setback for the coalition government which pledged to clean up corruption?

ECONOMIC power Brazil – a key player in the BRICS group of emerging nations – is snared in allegations of political scandal and corruption flowing from the very top of national politics.

Seven government ministers have resigned since Dilma Rousseff took office as the country’s first woman president in Januar...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
For former President Lula – her predecessor, political mentor, and the founder of the PT – to be involved in a scandal and public spat with a Supreme Court judge does not help her pledge to eliminate corruption from Brazilian politics
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