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Brazil Police Arrest Ex-finance Minister Palocci in Graft Probe

Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a powerful former finance minister and presidential chief of staff in recent Workers Party (PT) governments, as a sweeping anti-corruption probe hit even harder at the left-leaning party. Prosecutors said at a news conference that Palocci acted as a liaison between the PT and Brazil's largest engineering and construction conglomerate, Odebrecht SA, from 2006 to 2013 in a kickback scheme centered on contracts at state-led oil company...

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