This is one will be a little different. Rather than a single article, this is a series of articles from The Intercept called The Secret Brazil Archive. It's great if you can read the entire series, but you are not expected to.
Drawing from leaked texts and messages, this exposé seems to show that the heralded and groundbreaking investigation, known as Operation Car Wash, that rooted out corruption in Brazilian politics turned into a coordinated effort between prosecutors and a judge to jail political enemies and clear the path for a Jair Bolsonaro victory in last year's presidential election.
20,267 words. Est. reading time: 1 hr 14 min.
Note: If you prefer to listen to the article, you can create a Text-To-Speech mp3 here. The TTS is a robotic voice, but most people get used to it fairly quickly.
The Longreads Club
The Longreads Club is a twice-monthly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. Join us for Longreads Club where we discuss a long-form article focused on global topics every other week. Rather than skim the headlines, we are trying to dive deep and learn from each other to gain a better understanding of world events. No membership or registration required - although it's nice to know who's coming so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article, show up, and join the discussion!
Longreads Club: Did Brazil's Anti-Corruption Task Force Decide An Election?
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