By Elizangela Valarini
The fact that the Brazilian judiciary has been much more efficient in the investigation and execution of corruption cases in recent years is beyond question. Not only have several institutional changes launched over the last decades played a part, but also the Brazilians‘ changed perception and acceptance of corruption. However, many politicians in Brazil still seem to believe that in the end it remains business-as-usual. How many more accusations still have to be made to wake them up? The conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in first instance, the indictment against President Michel Temer, the investigations on 8 ministers, 24 senators, 39 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 3 governors, as well as the convictions and arrests of dozens of other politicians and top managers do not seem to be enough to stop the hidden political corruption.
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