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Live Rats in Brazil’s Congress Greet Workers’ Party Treasurer

A man released a box full of rats when the treasurer of President Dilma Rousseff’s Workers’ Party arrived to testify in the lower house of Congress.

When Joao Vaccari Neto entered the congressional committee investigating corruption in contracts with state-owned oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA, an observer released at least five rats on one side of the room. Police and congressmen in suits caught the rats and arrested the man.