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Sarney Scandal Wildfire Heats Up

By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Recently, The Economist called the Sarney case a “House of Horrors”. Rightly so, the case is unraveling with frightening speed while the Senate stands unaltered during recess. A sizable mathematical anomaly was revealed this month: ten thousand employees were put on the Brazilian government's payroll to aid 81 Senators, costing the House and Senate nearly R$3 Billion annually.

The complex sequence of controversial events picks up with former Senate Chief Renan Calheiros who left after being caught paying child support for an out of wedlock daughter with undeclared hard cash . . .

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