Opinion: Janot’s Lists in Brazil

Regrettably, the names come as a surprise to no one in Brazil. Brazilians have long known that politicians are corrupt, but they have, inexplicably and habitually, voted for politicians they know to be corrupt.

Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Brazil's Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Reporting Justice Fachin. The petitions are supposedly still secret, but the mainstream media have published lots of numbers and quite a few names.

Of the 320, 211 petitions contain evidence of wrong-doing against persons who do not have the STF as their trial court, because . . .

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