OECD takes unprecedented action against Brazil after setbacks in the fight against corruption

The organization, which Brazil is seeking to join, is concerned about the "surprising ending of Lava Jato," use of the law against abuse of authority, and the obstacles in sharing financial institutions' information for investigations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Faced with what has been perceived as a setback in the fight against corruption in Brazil, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has taken an unprecedented decision: to create a permanent monitoring group on the issue in Brazil.

The organization, which Brazil is seeking to join, is concerned about the "surprising ending of Lava Jato," use of the law against abuse of authority, and the obstacles in sharing financial institutions' information for investigations.

The OECD has already notified the Brazilian government of its decision to create the monitoring group. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs . . .

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