Brazil Car Wash graft probe widens to include U.S. and Greek firms

Brazilian authorities announced two new phases of their Car Wash operation on Friday, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman in the wide-ranging graft probe. “These operations leave a clear message: foreign firms will not be spared by Car Wash,” Prosecutor Athayde Ribeiro Costa said in a statement. Reuters reports. U.S. wants increased trade with Latin America: Pence U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that Washington wants more trade and investment with Latin America, pushing back against perceptions in the region that the Trump administration has an isolationist agenda. He also reiterated the United States’ concerns about the tense political situation in Venezuela, but took a more measured approach than […]

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