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Brazil’s Politicians Feel the Heat as Carwash Investigation Closes In

  • Public prosecutor asks Supreme Court to open investigations
  • Local media say inquiries requested into 5 cabinet ministers
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QuickTake: Brazil’s Corruption Probe

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Brazil’s chief public prosecutor has requested investigations into at least five members of the cabinet, the heads of both houses of Congress and former Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, according to local media reports.

Three years into an epic corruption scandal, prosecutor Rodrigo Janot has handed the Supreme Court a list of dozens of politicians he suspects received bribes. Though the content of the list remains under judicial seal, O Folha de Sao Paulo and O Globo reported on Tuesday evening the names of a wide range of senior Brazilian politicians who are allegedly on the list.