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Clean Cars, Dirty Money

Season 2 | Episode 10

"This is the largest corruption scandal in the history of the world..." What started off as a money laundering investigation in Brazil quickly transformed into a large scale corruption probe. Politicians indicted, company executives thrown in jail, and billions of dollars of dirty money have been recovered. Will Operação Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) translate into stronger political institutions, and can other countries replicate the Operations' successes?

Host: Niko Marcich,
Researchers: Derrick Wang and Walter Sharon
Guest interview: Professor of Politics at Carleton College, Alfred Montero

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