Opinion: Brazil’s Lava Jato: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Again)

After the dust cleared, when we were all (so to speak) at writ’s end, the decision was that Lula should remain incarcerated.

Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last weekend, after Brazil’s “Seleção” crashed out of the World Cup, its judiciary staged an embarrassing demonstration of how politics has usurped the Judicial Branch of government.  Worse, it is another warning sign that the Lava Jato investigation will soon be rendered ineffectual.

We refer to the battle of writs focusing on whether former President Lula should receive a “get out of jail free” card . . .

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