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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 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 Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The first indictment hearing of twenty-four policemen and Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) commander Edson Santos implicated in the disappearance of Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer from Rocinha who vanished last...
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 Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Using a neighbor’s Wi-Fi is the gateway for 7.1 million Brazilians to surf the web, according to a survey released yesterday by the research institute, Data Popular. Out of the 2,000...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The State of Rio High Court last week approved so-called "direct authorization" of same-sex civil marriages, making Rio one of eleven states which have approved gay marriage in Brazil,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Over twenty years after the infamous massacre in São Paulo's Carandiru prison, in which a police operation to quell a riot left over a hundred prisoners dead, the first of 79...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
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