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Is the government dismantling Operation Car Wash?

Car Wash

The famous anti-corruption investigation is losing public support, amid claims that Jair Bolsonaro’s Prosecutor General is trying to neuter the probe. The arrests and prosecutions of Operation Car Wash used to be the talk of the town in Brazil, dominating nightly news shows and the morning headlines. But with the constant crises over the last 18 months, compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, Operation Car Wash increasingly feels like an afterthought, pushed further and further away from the front pages. Hit by media revelations about misdeeds, partisanship, and profiteering, the task force — as well as its main public face, former...

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