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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives from the oil industry’s heavyweights were in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, October 27th, as Brazil held its much-anticipated auction of eight blocks in the highly sought-after pre-salt region....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian Chief of Staff, Antonio Palocci, told judge Sergio Moro during questioning on Thursday that he is willing to give ‘names, addresses and operations carried out’. According to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The list of politicians to be investigated for corruption, released on Tuesday by Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin, reaches almost every political party in Brazil, but especially the country’s...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Late last year, the Curmudgeon wrote that “the institutional foundations of Brazil are under attack from each other, and from within.” Sadly, this state of affairs continues apace. Worse yet,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal judge, Sergio Moro, sentenced on Thursday former PT (Workers) party treasurer, Delúbio Soares, to five years in prison for money laundering in the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption scandal....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian Supreme Court Justice removed Senator Renan Calheiros from the Senate Presidency on Monday, December 5th, after he was found guilty of embezzlement last week. The removal of Calheiros...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, October 4th, the polling agency, Ibope, released the results of its latest survey showing that 55 percent of Brazilians disapprove of the administration of President Michel Temer. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The millions of Brazilian voters who went to the polls on Sunday for municipal elections sent out a clear sign of disapproval to those political parties involved in the recent...
Letter to the Editor, by Gregory Cufaro RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With respect to Mr. Greenwald and his impeccable pedigree, and in deference to his being a Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, he could not be more misinformed or mistaken...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It took less than three minutes on Tuesday afternoon, for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to receive one of the biggest blows to her administration, with the country’s largest political party,...
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