By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Embattled former President and current head of the Brazilian Senate, José Sarney, may have inched closer to winning the battle for his political survival. The Senate Ethics Committee voted not to re-open an investigation into multiple accusations of corruption.

There are however signs that survival for Mr. Sarney may not depend solely on negotiating the political consequences of the scandal, as thousands of protesters hit the streets in thirteen cities nationwide last week, demanding the senator's resignation.

Although the defeated application to have Sarney's affairs examined was expected, many . . .

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