Opinion: Brazil’s Presidents under Investigation

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It’s been a bad week for Presidents in Brazil, with almost daily headlines containing denunciations of corrupt behavior.

The best known “President” is former President Lula. This week it was announced that the Public Ministry in Brasília is investigating him for alleged international “influence peddling” which favored Odebrecht, Brazil’s largest construction company.

Another “President” is former President Collor, now a Senator. Bastille Day’s headlines were the . . .

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