On a recent trip to Sao Paolo, a local told me that
there are three ways to get rich in Brazil: become a politician
or a judge, or open a church. While this list may not be
exhaustive, and likely untrue, nowhere is the sentiment more
pertinent than in this country.
Uncovered in 2015, the Lavo Jato scandal (Car Wash
in English) revealed a web of corruption that has spread so
deep that it has led to the imprisonment of chief executives,
politicians and lawmakers, destroyed the reputations of some of
its longest standing business powerhouses – and seen
former president Dilma Rousseff impeached.
In the midst of what is likely the largest case of...