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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than a month in her post, Brazil’s new top prosecutor, Raquel Dodge has asked the country’s Supreme Court for permission to obtain testimony from President Michel Temer in an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court in Brazil will rule today (September 20th) whether or not to suspend a complaint filed by former top prosecutor Rodrigo Janot against President Michel Temer for obstruction...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 1970, the U.S. enacted RICO – the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The statute punishes racketeering, where leaders of an organization order others to commit crimes or assist...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As expected by most observers, the Brazilian lower house voted to back President Temer, shielding him from prosecution at the STF for charges of passive corruption. This vote almost guarantees...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, asked for R$2 million from JBS President Joesley Batista, according to the executive in his plea-bargaining agreement. With the latest turn of events Supreme...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Federal Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Justice Fachin, who is the reporting...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) in Brazil has recently been doing a lot of thinking outside the box (“caixa” can mean box in Portuguese), taking a very activist stance against Brazilian corporate...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Swiss authorities have handed over information to Brazil’s General Attorney’s Office showing that the Speaker of Brazil’s House of Representatives, Eduardo Cunha and some family members have Swiss bank accounts...
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