Snow says Brazil markets taking scandal in stride

US Treasury Secretary John Snow said there is little evidence that Brazil's economy is being damaged by a vote-buying scandal that has engulfed the government of President Lula da Silva.

``The markets have taken all of this in stride,'' Snow said at a press conference in Brasilia after separate meetings with central bank President Henrique Meirelles and Finance Minister Antonio Palocci. ``The market is crediting the government, the leadership, with a commitment to good policy.''

Snow said Paloc

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