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Opinion by Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I’ve rarely been as depressed about Brazil’s future as I was watching the giant Brazil-wide protests May 30th against Brazilian President Michel Temer. On the surface at least, the rallies were a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police in Brazil issued 147 warrants and ordered the seizure of assets of persons accused of mismanagement of funds in four of the country's largest pension funds: Funcef...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal prosecutors office and the federal police in Brazil issued eleven arrest and seizure orders on Monday morning, July 18th, in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando "Pezão" (Bigfoot), said yesterday (June 30th) that the troubled refinery, Petrochemical Complex of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Comperj), will be...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Identity theft fraud is a global concern, toping the United State's FTC (Federal Trade Commission) ranking of consumer complaints for fifteen years running. In Brazil it is no different,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Receita Federal (RS) in Brazil, or federal internal revenue service, reported that since 2002 they have been running an investigation of fraud in football (soccer) within the country. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Central Bank of Brazil announced Thursday, November 20th, it has frozen more than R$47 million in assets from individuals and companies arrested last week in the Lava Jato...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Allegations of fraud continue in Brazil as some low income familes in the northern state of Pará remain without the homes they were promised after registering for the major...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A rumor that the Bolsa Família anti-poverty program was set to close led to hundreds of thousands of families withdrawing the state benefit over the weekend. Caixa Econômica Federal, the...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With three days left to still file taxes for Brazil’s 2013 tax season, the Receita Federal (equivalent to the IRS, Internal Revenues Services) has already found 21,000 tax forms suspicious...
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