01 November 2012

BRASIL: Brasilia's Newest Hero...Black Corruption Trial Judge Barbosa.


     Justice Joaquim Barbosa is Brasil's first black Supreme Court judge.
     He also presided over the recent trials in the infamous 7-year-old 'mensalao' vote buying scandals...that involved dozens of political party associates of ex-president Lula da Silva.
      25 were found guilty...including powerful close Lula aide...Jose Dirceu.  
     Barbosa, 58...is the toast of Brasilia, Rio and Sao Paulo...and seen as one hopeful antidote to Brasil's rampant political corruption.