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Brazil bribery probe hits major builders economy depends upon

Othon Zanoide (second from right), director of Queiroz Galvao, leaving the Federal Police after a provisional arrest of five days in Curitiba on Nov 18.

Rio de Janeiro

THE corruption scandal at Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) that has spread to Brazil's biggest builders is threatening to derail President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to revive Latin America's largest economy.

The TCU, a federal court that acts as a public-spending