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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, Rio State Assembly (“ALERJ”) voted, 39 to 19, to release three of its officers from jail, where they had been sent by a unanimous vote of the Federal Appeals...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the Lava Jato (Car Wash) task force was set up in Rio de Janeiro, seventeen months ago, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) has filed twenty-five criminal lawsuits against...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week has shaken up senior political leadership in Brazil as one minister resigns and the senate leader Romero Jucá (PMDB-RR) announces that more changes are on the way. ...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new phase of the Lava Jato Operation, Brazil's Federal Police arrested thirteen politicians and businessmen in Rio on Tuesday, November 14th. They are accused of crimes ranging...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Accused by Brazil’s former top prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, for conspiracy and obstruction of justice, Brazilian President Michel Temer political fate will once again be in the hands of the Lower...
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 – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, recorded a victory on Tuesday (October 10th) as a report by the Chamber of Deputies recommended that the latest charges against the Brazilian leader for...
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