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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under long-standing Brazilian administrative law, all companies whose executives have been convicted of corruption of government officials must be declared “inidôneo” (literally “disreputable”) and excluded from performing or bidding on government contracts.

President Dilma has publicly advocated NOT applying the bidding and contract exclusion to the companies involved in the “Petrolão” scandal; in her view, only . . .

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