Corruption allegations run deep into Brazil’s government

Former President Lula da Silva is embroiled in scandal (photo:dpa)
Former President Lula da Silva is embroiled in scandal (photo:dpa)

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.

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

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