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Supreme Court delivers Operation Car Wash’s worst defeat

In today’s issue: Supreme Court delivers Operation Car Wash’s worst defeat. Government unorganized in the pension reform effort. 


Supreme Court delivers Operation Car Wash’s worst defeat

By a narrow 6-5 majority, the Supreme Court decided that Operation Car Wash cases related to electoral crimes should fall under the scope of the Electoral Justice system—and not under criminal courts. The decision is a huge blow to the 5-year-old anti-corruption investigation that has put many politicians and businessmen in jail, despite having committed some excesses. Justice Gilmar Mendes, the most vocal opponent of the operation, suggested the prosecutors working for...

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