Heavy Criticism for Brazil’s Modified Anti-Corruption Bill

For federal prosecutors the bill's approval may signal 'the beginning of the end' of the Lava Jato investigations.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday, November 30th, as Brazilians grieved the deaths of Chapecoense soccer players in a tragic plane crash, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved the much-anticipated anti-corruption bill by 450 votes for, one against and three abstentions.

The bill, however, did not resemble the original proposal, signed by over two million Brazilians, and criticism poured in during the entire day.

"The ten [original] measures against corruption no longer exist,” said Brazil’s Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, in a statement. “What was . . .

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