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Brazil billionaire Andre Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Andre Esteves, the Brazilian billionaire who transformed BTG Pactual into the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, was arrested in the corruption probe that has shaken the country's political and economic leadership.

Brazil corruption: Ruling party heavyweight sentenced to 15 years in prison

The former treasurer of Brazil's ruling party, João Vaccari, was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison for his role in a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.

Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras

Brazilian police have asked the Supreme Court for permission to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who they say may have benefited from the corruption scandal roiling state oil giant Petrobras.

Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft

On the lush savanna in the upper reaches of South America looms a $1.2 billion monument to the deepening troubles of Brazil.

Brazilians rage against president, corruption

Huge numbers of protesters demanded Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's resignation Sunday, blaming her and the leftist Workers' Party for runaway corruption and looming recession in Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil police arrest Lula aide in widening corruption probe

José Dirceu, once one of the most powerful figures in the Workers' Party, will be held under preventive detention. He is serving the remainder of a prison term under house arrest for his role in a previous cash-for-votes scandal known as the "Mensalão," or "big monthly payment."

In a hideaway for Brazil’s rich and famous, a new scandal emerges

At the center of this story is another state-run company, Eletrobras, and its Angra III project, a nuclear power plant tucked into a bay with jungle-covered islands that have become something of a playground for Brazil's rich and famous.

Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade

Latin America has been plagued by corruption for centuries, ever since it emerged from what the Mexican poet Octavio Paz called the “patrimonialist” nature of Spanish and Portuguese colonial rule. What is different today is the response to it, with societies and institutions refusing to remain complicit in corruption, or resigning themselves to its inevitability.

Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has lost support from Senate Chief Renan Calheiros and his lower-house counterpart, Eduardo Cunha, amid growing discontent with a recession and a corruption probe into legislators.

Treasurer of Brazil’s ruling party arrested in Petrobras probe

BRASILIA, Brazil — Police arrested the treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party on Wednesday, bringing the country's largest corruption scandal a step closer to President Dilma Rousseff's government.

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