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    Scores of Top Brazilian Politicians Implicated in Corruption Probe

    This goes all the way to the middle. Allegations of corruption caused a Brazilian judge to order a massive investigation into eight cabinet ministers, the heads of both houses of Congress and four former presidents, including the recently impeached Dilma Rousseff. Current President Michel Temer wasn’t on the list, but with a third of his cabinet being investigated in the massive bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, he may have trouble passing his austerity agenda. Several under investigation were thought to be potential presidential candidates next year.

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