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Brazil’s Congress Clear Lula of Any Wrongdoing

A Brazilian congressional committee has absolved Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of direct involvement in a corruption scandal that has plagued the PT (Workers Party – Partido dos Trabalhadores) his party.

The committee’s report was released Wednesday, April 5. It recommends prosecution of more than a dozen people, including bankers and former members of the governing Workers’ Party.

The report will be sent to the federal prosecutor’s office, which will decide whether to pursue charges against them.

The scandal involves accusations that the Workers’ Party paid monthly bribes to legislators to support certain bills in Congress.

Brazil’s president has publicly apologized for the scandal, but denied any involvement. His party blames the crisis on rogue aides.

Several lawmakers have resigned since the scandal surfaced in June.

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  • Guest

    answer? don\’t vote in October.
    If you believe that most politicians are dead from the neck upwards, don’t miss the opportunity-vote with your feet.Stop giving them the chance to perpetuate false hopes
    in the name of democracy.

  • Guest

    But the gangs, from left to right…
    ..Brazilian political parties have absolutely no intention to stop what they did, what they do and what they will do.
    NO ?
    Here is the proof :
    Eight members of the ethics committee of Brazil’s lower house of Congress resigned in protest on Thursday, following the acquittal of several House members who were accused of accepting bribes and illicit campaign contributions.

    The resignations follow the acquittal of former House leader Joao Paulo Cunha of the ruling Workers’ Party, or PT, in a vote by the House plenary on Wednesday.

    He is the eighth of 18 congressmen to have been acquitted of corruption charges. Only three were found guilty and have been expelled from Congress.

    “I feel powerless, discouraged, and disenchanted,” said Cezar Schirmer of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, one of the congressmen who resigned from the 15-member committee.

    Therefore why all the investigations were done, knowing from day 1 what the outcome will be ?

    It also simply demonstrate that Brazilian politicians have absolutely NO ETHIC.

    THEY ARE A SHAME TO HUMANITY, AN INSULT TO BRAZILIAN SOCIETY.

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