State oil firm's scandal scrambles Brazil's offshore dreams

March 7, 2015 6:57 AM

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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo, workers stand by the construction of Petrobras oil platforms in the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Brazil’s dream to flourish as a more prosperous nation thanks to billions of barrels of crude oil hidden thousands of feet beneath the sea will have to wait. A massive kickback scheme under investigation and the low oil prices hitting around the globe are resulting in a reality check for the ailing government-run oil firm Petrobras and its investors. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

FILE - In this June 3, 2011 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff poses for photos with workers at the Petrobras P-56 oil platform before it's christening in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Rousseff had promised that exploration of rich, offshore fields would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and...

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