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Investigation Could Taint Image of Brazil's Former President

An investigation into allegations that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's peddled his influence on behalf of construction firm Odebrecht could taint his image and weaken the ruling Workers' Party, analysts said Friday. The federal prosecutor's office announced the investigation Thursday — apparently the first time the enormously popular ex-president has been linked to a criminal investigation, though many aides have been accused in corruption cases. The...

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