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Capping Brazil's Corruption Gusher

Brazil's Petrobras scandal taps into the country's deep reserves of corruption.

Drilling for clean oil off the coast of Brazil.

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil giant, is now engulfed in a scandal befitting its size -- a multibillion-dollar miasma of bribery, larceny and political chicanery. How newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff responds may decide not only her fate but also, to exaggerate only slightly, that of Brazil itself.

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