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Brazil's Massive Corruption Scandal Is Rocking Its Once-Superstar Economy

Operation Carwash and its aftermath are having a pervasive impact
An anti-government protest in Brasilia as thousands took to the streets to demand the impeachment of embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in the wake of a multi-billion dollar kickback scheme.
Photographer: Gregg Newton/Bloomberg

Some Brazilians worry that the biggest corruption scandal in their nation's history will end in what is known in their country as a pizza party, meaning the accused will find a way to get away with it. While their fate remains to be seen, both the economy and society have been rattled.

Here are some overlooked ways in which Operation Carwash — the probe into bribery and corruption that began with state-run oil company Petrobras only to extend its tentacles much farther — is affecting what was once a developing-world darling.