QuickTake Q&A: Brazil’s Carwash Is More Trouble for Ruling Party

Protesters gather in opposition to Michel Temer, Brazil’s acting president, and the interim government in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Photographer: Paulo Fridman / Bloomberg

Two years on, a corruption investigation in Brazil is still producing fresh revelations. Overshadowed at times by the broader political perils of President Dilma Rousseff — who is suspended from office and facing an impeachment trial in the Senate — the probe known as Carwash has implicated state-run oil giant Petrobras, large construction companies and politicians, and is creating havoc for the nascent administration of the acting president, Michel Temer. Court documents indicate that investigators are also reviewing possible payoffs at two multi-billion dollar projects related to this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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