What's Brazil Without Collor? Maybe Not Much Different

Brazil's hottest TV soap is titled God Help Us. In the opening credits, the rich and powerful dance at a party, unaware of a tide of mud rising around them. Mud, that metaphor for corruption, has also engulfed President Fernando Collor de Mello as mounting evidence reveals a vast influence-peddling scheme allegedly set up by his former campaign manager. By early October, Brazil's Chamber of Deputies is expected to recommend that the Senate start impeachment proceedings against the 43-year-old President.

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