Brazil corruption scandal sends shock waves through ruling coalition

Investigations ordered into dozens of politicians linked to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras is sending shock waves through Brazil's governing coalition and South America's largest economyInvestigations ordered into dozens of politicians linked to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras is sending shock waves through Brazil’s governing coalition and South America’s largest economy. The list encompasses 49 politicians, headed by Senate president Renan Calheiros and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha, both leaders of the centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, a key component of President Dilma Rousseff’s ruling coalition.

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