Corruption cases highlight Brazil’s big challenge

Two mayors accused of misappropriating public funds in Maranhao state seen as embodiment of country’s endemic problem.

The mayor of a small Brazilian town in the northeastern Maranhao state has turned herself in after being on the run for a month. The 25-year-old has been accused of stealing more than $4m from public funds.

A second mayor in the same state has also been accused of misappropriating funds set aside for school buses.

As Virginia Lopez reports from Bacuri, critics say corruption is rampant in Brazil.

Source: Al Jazeera


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