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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF) asked the courts on Thursday to block the assets of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and one of his sons, Luís Cláudio, totaling...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday (October 19th) to release Carlos Arthur Nuzman, former president of Brazil’s Olympic Committee (COB). Nuzman was arrested on October 5th, accused of being part...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday (October 17th) the Senate in Brazil overturned by 44 votes to 26 a Supreme Court decision that suspended Senator Aecio Neves from his legislative seat. The decision comes...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey released this morning (Monday, October 9th) by Transparency International shows that almost two-thirds of people in Latin America feel that corruption increased in the last year and over...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- With only two days left before stepping down as Brazil’s top prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, presented to the country’s Supreme Court on Thursday (September 14th) new charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva went on the attack on Wednesday calling his former finance minister and a key member of his staff, Antonio Palocci, cold and calculating....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Early this morning (June 29th) the Civil Police in Rio de Janeiro executed Operation Calabar, aimed at the arrest of 96 military police (PM) officers and seventy traffickers and other...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The world’s largest meat processor, Brazilian company JBS, announced on Tuesday a divestment program that it hopes will render R$6 billion. In addition to selling its participation in one of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The meatpacking giant of Brazil, JBS announced on Tuesday (May 6th) that it will sell its beef operations in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The subsidiaries were acquired for a total...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer and allies maybe in for another turbulent week with the arrest of Temer’s former aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, on Saturday. Loures was filmed in April receiving...
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