Barry Wolfe: Brazil after Petrobras – the lesson of Italian corruption

Italian corruption

Emerging Markets / Inglaterra – Abril 2016

Barry Wolfe: Brazil after Petrobras – the lesson of Italian corruption “Everything ends up in pizza” is the expression Brazilians use when reffering to the result of all the major corruption scandals to date. It means life goes on and nothing really changes. A key question is whether Operation Car Wash, the Petrobras corruption investigation, will end up in pizza. Many believe it will. This belief is in part the result of disillusionment from past scandals. However, skeptics point the fact that Sérgio Moro, the federal judge in charge of Car Wash, based his strategy directly on the Clean Hands investigation into public works contracts in Italy in the 1990s, which brought down the country’s post-war political system. Clean Hands had an enormous initial impact.