Prosecutors working on Brazil’s relentless anti-corruption probe ‘Operation Car Wash’ celebrated two major breakthroughs this week. On the morning of 30 January, Brazilian authorities detained the business mogul Eike Batista on corruption charges. Later that day, the supreme court ratified 77 testimonies linked to a bid-rigging scandal at the construction company Odebrecht, in what is expected to be one of the most explosive revelations uncovered by the investigation so far.

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