Power

Two anti-corruption tsars to support to Workers’ Party

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Rodrigo Janot (L) and Joaquim Barbosa (R)

Joaquim Barbosa became a national hero in 2012 when he conducted the trials of the Mensalão corruption scandal. His main accomplishment was to put José Dirceu, one of the Workers’ Party most important leaders, in jail. Appointed by Lula as a Supreme Court Justice in 2003, Barbosa showed independence when dealing with a case that could (and in fact did) damage the party that held power and had appointed him in the first place. In demonstrations for the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, signs praising Barbosa were common. He even received a nickname: “The Black...

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