• Categories
  • Archives

Case of Farc-PT Scandal Closed by Brazilian Senate

The investigation of the alleged donation of US$ 5 million by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) is concluded. The information was given by the president of the Joint Congressional Commission for the Control of Intelligence Activities, Senator Cristovam Buarque.

Buarque announced his conclusion following the explanations presented March 17 by the head Minister of the Institutional Security Cabinet, General Jorge Félix, and the director-general of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin), Mauro Marcelo de Lima e Silva.

In the Senator’s opinion, the accusation of the alleged donation of US$ 5 million to the PT was a “sad episode, because it affected a party’s credibility without anybody seeing any proof.”

On the other hand, the Senator believes that the publicity was positive, “because it demonstrated that Brazil is a country capable of placing the head of its intelligence agency before the entire press and all the members of Congress and exit calmly, without a dent to its credibility.”

The leader of the PSDB opposition party in the Senate, Senator Arthur Virgí­lio, however, calls on both the government and Deputy Alberto Fraga (PTB-DF) to present their versions of the accusation.

“It is the moment of truth, and we must put the facts before the nation. Deputy Fraga says he has irrefutable evidence, so he has to present this proof. I don’t wish to hurry judgment. At this moment I stand by the conviction that more time is needed; we need to dig deeper,” he insisted.

Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

US Calls Brazil World Leader in Ethanol and Deep-Sea Oil Drilling

Latin America is well placed to become a leader in supplying biofuels and renewable ...

Brazilians Reload for IndiBrazilianapolis 500

So dominant have been the "Boys from Brazil" at the Formula Indy Indianapolis 500 ...

Balance of Rio’s One-Day Drug War: One Arrested, 12 Killed

Rio de Janeiro has said no to an offer by the Brazilian federal government ...

Sublime Folly

By Brazzil Magazine E a coisa mais linda de se ver: É o Ilê ...

US President Bush and Venezuelan President Chavez

In an Allusion to Chavez Brazil Warns US: We’re Nobody’s Middleman

Brazil would like to see the current relation with United States become something positive ...

Brazil’s BRV: They Love Foreigners

Differently from most Brazilian companies, which are born turned to the domestic market and ...

Brazil’s TAM Gets First of Eight Boeings 777

Brazilian leading airline TAM has just received from the manufacturing plant in Seattle, USA, ...

The Great Book Show

Despite the improvement in book sales, reading in Brazil continues to be an activity ...

Brazil’s Pork Exports Zoom Up 136%

Earnings from Brazilian pork exports rose 136% in the first two months of 2005, ...

After the Generals the Catholic Bishops Wage War Against Lula

After apparently overcoming military intransigence Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his ...