News Update for Wednesday, September 08

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“Drunkard’s Talk”

 

That’s how Joesley Batista defined the new audio that suggests he and other informants might have withheld vital information from Attorney General Janot. According to Janot, the recording strongly indicates the snitches omitted information regarding crimes. This may jeopardize the immunity deals the informants cut with the Federal government, and many of them may end up behind bars.

 

Antonio Palocci

According to Jornal Nacional, most of Antonio Palocci’s deposition is corroborated by previous statements of Emilio and Marcelo Odebrecht to Judge Sergio Moro. Lula’s defense strategy has been to quote the depositions of other witnesses to rebut charges against him. However, the Odebrecht declarations confirm most of Palocci’s testimony.

 

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is storming its way to Florida. Despite being downgraded to a Category 4 storm today, it remains “extremely dangerous,” according to officials. The storm will likely hit the US mainland on Saturday, and people have been told to evacuate. Gas and bottled water have become hard to find.

Earthquake in Mexico

At least 32 people have died in the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years. The quake struck the country’s Pacific Coast late last night, and millions of people in Mexico City felt the effects of its violent tremors.

 

Equifax hacked

Equifax, one of three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the U.S., suffered a hacking attack recently, compromising the data of 143 million Americans. The information exposed includes Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.

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