TITLE

Brazil's Trial of the Century

AUTHOR(S)
Margolis, Mac
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);9/3/2012 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 160 Issue 10, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a Brazilian Supreme Court case which deals with the monthly payoff scandal involving high-profile former government officials and executives. They are facing several charges including money laundering and vote buying. It notes that this case will highlight the state of Brazil's rule of law and the quality of its democracy. Social scientist Demétrio Magnoli says politicial parties are formed to earn government postings instead of as representative entities.
ACCESSION #
79781679

 

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