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Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The evidence against Lula is starting to mount up. This week Antonio Palocci, Lula’s all powerful first term Finance Minister, was arrested and charged with crimes connected to bribes made by Odebrecht, the largest beneficiary of Lula’s gallivanting around the world, and the largest illegal contributor to the PT slush fund.

Two days later, the STF agreed that the case presented by the public prosecutors against Senator Gleisi Hoffman and her husband Paulo Bernardo was sufficient to justify putting them on trial for corruption as part of the

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