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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva went on the attack on Wednesday calling his former finance minister and a key member of his staff, Antonio Palocci, cold and calculating....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the current political turbulence in Brasilia, Brazil’s main stock market, the Bovespa Index (IBOVESPA), registered a record volume for the second day in a row on Tuesday, closing a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva’s most powerful cabinet members, Antonio Palocci, told Judge Sergio Moro yesterday (September 6th) shocking news implicating Lula and former President Rousseff...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Central Bank in Brazil carried out an order issued by federal judge Sergio Moro and froze of more than R$606,000 in assets from accounts belonging to former President Luiz...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Congressional panel in Brazil rejected on Thursday a recommendation that President Michel Temer be charged with the crime of passive corruption. The decision comes a day after former...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The announcement of a nine and a half year jail term for former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stirred financial markets on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar plummeting against...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last September, a federal prosecutor accused former President Lula of being the mastermind and supreme leader of the Mensalão and Petrolão schemes. Nevertheless, there are still people in Brazil who truly...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week and this have proven beyond any doubt that Brazilian politicians have no sense of shame whatsoever. Lula (who instituted and oversaw both the Mensalão and Petrolão scandals) said that...
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...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last September, a federal prosecutor accused former President Lula of being the mastermind and supreme leader of the Mensalão and Petrolão schemes; during the announcement, he showed a PowerPoint presentation where...
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