Arrest of Party Treasurer Could Affect Brazil President

April 16, 2015 8:38 PM

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The arrest of the high-profile treasurer of Brazil's governing party has brought the unfolding corruption scandal at the country's state-owned oil company uncomfortably close to President Dilma Rousseff, analysts said Thursday.

It could also intensify calls for the impeachment of Rousseff, who has always denied any knowledge of the kickback scheme at Petrobras but was targeted by huge protests across Brazil on Sunday decrying corruption.

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