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Petrobras Oil Scandal Leaves Brazilians Lamenting a Lost Dream

New York Times Article:  Alberto Youssef, a convicted money launderer and former bon vivant, sat in a Brazilian jail cell in March of last year, getting ready to tell his lawyers a story. It was about an elaborate bribery scheme involving  Petrobras, the government-controlled oil giant. He opened with a dire prediction.

“Guys,” Mr. Youssef said, “if I speak, the republic is going to fall.”

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