By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite delays and appeals by convicted figures in the mensalão corruption scandal, the president of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, or STF), Joaquim Barbosa is continuing the pressure to enforce actual jail time. The court determined the sentences would not be overturned, and at least eleven will be arrested - including former minister José Dirceu - to fulfill sentences.

In September, Justice Celso de Mello voted to approve the

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