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Brazil Shrugs Off Latest Corruption Claims

A day after fresh corruption allegations implicated senior politicians from President Michel Temer’s inner circle, top policy makers are saying it’s business as usual.

In their first public comments since the revelations, House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said the timing for a key pension overhaul won’t change, while Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said he saw no signs of the Carwash investigation delaying reforms. President Michel Temer omitted the latest accusations entirely from his speech on Wednesday, emphasizing instead that the government will implement its plans to boost the economy.

Brazilian media reported on Tuesday evening that at least five cabinet ministers, the head of both houses of Congress, four leading senators and two former presidents were on a list of names that the country’s chief prosecutor wishes to investigate. The probe, based largely on…

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