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Corruption trial makes black Brazilian judge a hero


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Justice Joaquim Barbosa attends the ''mensalao'' or ''big monthly payments'' trial at the Supreme Court in Brasilia, October 4, 2012. As the biggest corruption trial in Brazilian history comes to an end with convictions of once-powerful politicians, at least one hero has emerged from the mess, Barbosa, the bricklayer's son who is the first black member of the Supreme Court. Picture taken October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino