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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday afternoon, April 16th, family members of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, met with Rio's Chief of Civil Police, Rivaldo Barbosa, to hear an update...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian government officials are denouncing a plot against President Michel Temer after the arrest on Thursday of people close to the President. According to Government Secretary, Carlos Marun, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporters SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new Justice Minister in Brazil, Osmar Serraglio has denied any intention to obstruct the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations being conducted by the country’s federal police (PF). According to Serraglio...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has announced the opening of a investigation into possible ramifications of the corruption scandal at football (soccer) governing body FIFA in Brazil. Brazilian José...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Ministério Público Federal (MPF) has opened an investigation into the source of funding for the 2015 Rio Carnival Champion Beija-Flor's parade. The samba school allegedly received partial...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Federal prosecutors in Rio (RJ-MPF) have launched the Center for Combating Corruption, a special unit with greater powers to tackle civil and criminal malpractice. In operation since mid-June 2014,...
By Stephanie Foden and Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal prosecutors are investigating seventy complaints of college courses across the country operating without authorization from the Ministry of Education (MEC). Most of the complaints were made...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is under investigation by the country’s federal police after claims that the oil giant accepted US$139 million in bribes from the Dutch company SBM Offshore...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The civil investigation into what caused the deadly blaze at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul in January this year, has been reopened by that state's...
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