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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, March 6th, a panel of five ministros (judges) of Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously rejected the preventive habeas corpus petition of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court, leveling a R$200,000 fine against former...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Central Bank in Brazil carried out an order issued by federal judge Sergio Moro and froze of more than R$606,000 in assets from accounts belonging to former President Luiz...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Federal Court in Sergipe, Brazil announced on Monday it was dismissing a legal action intended to suspend Petrobras’ sale of its shares in one of its subsidiaries, BR Distribuidora,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Petrobras’ Board of Directors announced that it had agreed on settlements to end four individual lawsuits filed before the Federal Court of New York, in the United States. These agreements...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fight between Uber and the taxi drivers of Rio de Janeiro has once again spilled over into a confrontation between Rio de Janeiro's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, and the judiciary....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to recently released Brazilian Federal Court documents, international Brazilian football (soccer) superstar Neymar has brought a lawsuit against the Brazilian federal government alleging that it leaked confidential details to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current political turmoil faced by Brazil has spilled into the Olympics, with reported cases of spectators being physically removed from stadiums for protesting against the country’s interim government....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the third time in less than a year, the popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, was shutdown in Brazil by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday (July 19th), leaving...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon pays attention to news concerning the Judicial Branch of both Brazil and the USA. He is happy to report that Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has been doing a better...
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