Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change, fears of chaos

For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year’s presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics.

The sweeping probe ordered by Justice Luiz Edson Fachin encompassed all the likely presidential candidates from Brazil’s main political parties, including left-leaning former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who is leading in the polls.

“A chance for a clean start,” O Globo, an influential Rio de Janeiro daily, said on Wednesday’s front page.

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