Glenn Greenwald on the Leaked Brazil Archive Exposing Operation Car Wash

I’ve had a long-time love affair with the Country and people of Brasil for more than 45 years – both as a visitor and as a resident. I have some really close relationship with many families there and I still do. It is difficult for me to return to Brasil due to an extended animosity with the Authorities there. Here is the latest of what the “state of the union” is in Brasil today. Viva Brasil! 

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Published on Jun 15, 2019

The Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil. In less than a week, the once-revered justice minister of President Bolsonaro’s government, Sergio Moro, now faces widespread calls to resign from the same large Brazilian media outlets that spent years transforming him into an untouchable icon of integrity and uncritically applauding his every move.

Even more grave, the improprieties revealed by our reporting have cast serious doubt on the validity of numerous guilty verdicts issued by Judge Moro and the anti-corruption task force, beginning — most importantly — with the conviction and imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva last year at exactly the time that he was the overwhelming front-runner to win the presidency in 2018. That conviction by Judge Moro, which we now know was the byproduct of highly improper and unethical conduct, is now scheduled to be reviewed by the Supreme Court as early as next week.

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