Brazil’s Senate President Caught in Dubious Conversation

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Days after Brazilian Planning Minister, Romero Jucá, stepped down under suspicion of trying to limit investigations on mega-corruption scandal Lava-Jato (Carwash), another recording has implicated other, high-level officials in the scheme.

Recorded conversations between Sergio Machado, the ex-president of Transpetro, and Senate president Renan Calheiros as well as former President, José Sarney, released by national daily Folha de S. Paulo seem to indicate that the two officials spoke about possible ways to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?