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Ex-president's relationship with Odebrecht scrutinized in Brazil

Blake Schmidt – Bloomberg, 5/2/2015

Brazil’s federal prosecutors have initiated a preliminary inquiry as to whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva used his influence to persuade the state development bank to help finance projects of one of Brazil’s biggest industrial conglomerates, according to media reports. 57 more words

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Ricardo Lewandowski: Brazil's Rising Chief Justice

Shannon Sims – OZY, 7/25/2014

A chance encounter sometimes makes history.

Like when lawyer Ricardo Lewandowski’s mom invited his good childhood friend Laerte Demarchi to lunch in the early 1990s. 30 more words

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Brazil's 'Quilombo' Movement May Be The World's Largest Slavery Reparations Program

Roque Planas – Huffington Post, 7/10/2014

When Luiz Pinto was growing up, his parents wouldn’t let the family talk about slavery. The issue raised ugly memories. 87 more words

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Brazil-Africa: Trans-Atlantic ties

The Africa Report, 6/20/2014

Brasília Teimosa, an oceanfront settlement in the north-eastern city of Recife, is gentrifying. Rents are rising, and homes are taking on new floors and replacing their weather-beaten facades with gleaming ceramic tiles studded with aluminium doors and windows.  174 more words

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