Opinion: Brazil’s “Sistema” Fights Back

The Centrão can (and most definitely will) seek to curtail and shut down the “Lava Jato” investigations that are anathema to the Sistema.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s prior submission pointed out the similarity between today’s Russia and Brazil: both have developed a “Sistema” where “business and the state have merged in a union of total and seamless corruption.”

The Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigations have attempted, with a surprising degree of success, to break apart that union, and to punish those who have impoverished Brazil through corruption.

Inevitably, the principal political players in the . . .

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