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The week in review
Moro. Justice Minister Sergio Moro spoke before the Senate about the private messages leaked by The Intercept, showing his proximity with prosecutors while serving as Operation Car Wash’s main judge. His strategy consisted of calling the reports “sensationalist” (he did it 52 times), and equating all criticism to an opposition of the anti-corruption probe. While Mr. Moro didn’t manage to bury the case, he certainly wasn’t buried by it. Only new, more powerful revelations could knock him off his perch, it seems.