Brazil Donation Ban May Aid Mafia, Priests in City Elections

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  • Municipal election is first since ban on corporate donations
  • Organized crime stands to benefit, says transparency minister

Brazil’s attempt to stop corporations from dominating politics in the wake of a massive corruption scandal may be backfiring and inadvertently benefiting organized crime, priests and celebrities in next month’s nationwide municipal elections.

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