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Brasilia’s Governor Arruda Arrested

By Pedro Widmar, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A historic turn of events occurred on Thursday, February 11th which marked the first time in twenty-five years since the end of the Military dictatorship that an elected governor was detained during his mandate.

José Roberto Arruda (currently without a party), the governor of the federal district of Brasilia (DF), is currently being held by Brazil’s Federal Police on charges of attempting to interfere in the ongoing investigation against him and attempted bribery of witnesses.

Brazil’s constitution gives serving politicians immunity, which has kept Arruda out of jail . . .

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