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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, testified on Wednesday before Judge Sergio Moro for more than five hours and denied any knowledge of wrongdoing and obtaining benefits...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a remark erroneously attributed to former French President Charles de Gaulle, Brazil, unlike France, “is not a serious country”. When one turns to France today, however, one begins to wonder,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court Justice in Brazil, Edson Fachin, sent the information of three former presidents, obtained through plea-bargaining agreements with Odebrecht executives, to the lower courts, since the three leaders...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Odebrecht CEO, Marcelo Odebrecht, testified on Monday that the codename ‘friend’ in the company’s bribe accounting ledger referred to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, according to local...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Brazil's Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Reporting Justice Fachin. The petitions are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is scheduled to testify on Tuesday (March 14th) in Brasilia. The former leader is accused of trying to obstruct the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between Brazil’s President Michel Temer and the PT (Workers Party) increased on Thursday, on the eve of the inauguration of the conclusion of the Eixo Leste (East Axis) of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former first lady Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva was cremated on Saturday after doctors declared her dead on February 3rd since she no longer showed brain activity. Ex-president Lula’s wife...
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