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Brazilian Judge’s Enemies Come Out of the Shadows

February 13, 2017

When Sérgio Moro visited Washington, D.C. last July, the 44-year-old judge overseeing Brazil’s “Car Wash” corruption investigation was greeted with standing ovations and adoring questions. “Will you please run for president?” one Brazilian executive pleaded. “What advice would you give so we can have a ‘Car Wash’ in Mexico?” asked a lawyer.

Well, what a difference seven months can make. Last Monday, as visitors climbed the stairs of Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library to hear Moro speak, they were greeted by a half-dozen protesters bearing signs and pamphlets. But the real...

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