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Unfolding Scandal Nears Finance Official in Brazil

A scandal that has wracked the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in recent months may yet topple an official long considered the administration’s pillar of stability: Antonio Palocci, the influential finance minister. Antonio Palocci, the finance minister, has been praised for his handling of Brazil’s economy. After briefly lying dormant, a barrage of accusations that Mr. Palocci took part in a plot to illegally finance the 2002 election that put Mr. da Silva in power has revived. Full Story

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