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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court in Brazil voted three to two yesterday (May 2nd) to release former Minister José Dirceu from jail. Dirceu was arrested in August of 2015 by federal court...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Chief of Staff José Dirceu was arrested during the early morning hours on Monday, August 3rd, by Brazil’s Federal Police as part of the agency’s on-going investigation into the...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - José Dirceu, the former Chief of Staff to ex-President Lula da Silva's government imprisoned on corruption charges in the landmark "mensalão" case conviction, has been granted "work release" from the...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Supporters of high-ranking members of the Workers' Party (PT), José Genoino, Delúbio Soares and José Dirceu, condemned in the landmark mensalão cash-for-votes corruption trial have set up crowdfunding websites,...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Federal deputy José Genoino was discharged from the Institute of the Heart in the Federal District of Brasília on Sunday, November 24th and is now under house arrest, four...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Nearly half of the 25 high-ranking politicians and businessmen convicted in Brazil's landmark mensalão trial started turning themselves in to police last Friday and serving their prison sentences. This...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite delays and appeals by convicted figures in the mensalão corruption scandal, the president of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, or STF), Joaquim Barbosa is continuing the pressure to...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In American politics, it is common for appointees to the Supreme Court to be asked about their position on certain divisive issues, such as abortion, affirmative action, “strict construction” etc. The...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Readers of The Rio Times will be pardoned if, even though they have a good grasp of Portuguese, they cannot quite figure out what has been going on at the Brazilian...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted on the possible revision of up to twelve of its sentences in the mensalão vote-buying case. The judgment ended in a five to five...
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