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President Rousseff Takes Stand on Corruption

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Rousseff is demonstrating a desire to end a level of institutionalized corruption inherited from a long and often embarrassing past. A recent wave of corruption scandals and ministerial resignations has motivated Rousseff to take a stand against corruption, and the impunity that for years has characterized Brazilian governments. Her actions are dubbed "faxina": the cleanup.

Rousseff proclaimed: “It is my duty as President of all Brazilians to see an end to the impunity which shelters many of those accused of involvement in corruption practices,” and added: “We . . .

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