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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The evidence against Lula is starting to mount up. This week Antonio Palocci, Lula’s all powerful first term Finance Minister, was arrested and charged with crimes connected to bribes made by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s disapproval rates have increased even further in the past month, according to polling institute Datafolha, even surpassing rates for former President Fernando Collor de Mello on...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Impunity is once again thriving in Brasília. Former STF Chief Justice Joaquim Barbosa has retired, not only as Chief Justice, but also as the Rapporteur of the “Mensalão” cases. His substitute...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court, the STF, has sentenced ex-Chief of Staff José Dirceu to ten years, ten months in prison for corruption crimes relating to the mensalão scandal that has...
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