The Washington PostA corruption scandal wrecked Brazil’s economy. Now, workers face the consequences.

Jun 19, 2017 - The Washington Post

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Ricardo Coelho was a 50-year-old engineer at the peak of his career when he traded his calculator for a pair of eyebrow tweezers. Once a top executive at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, he found himself stranded with no prospects two years ago when the firm’s chief executive was arrested and jailed, triggering the loss of 100,000 jobs. With his savings dwindling, Coelho opened a hair removal salon, Eyebrow Design, in a mall on the outskirts of Sao...

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