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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the start of February comes the end of the legislative and judiciary recess in Brazil. On Wednesday Brazilian Supreme Court Chief Justice is expected to choose the Justice who...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, Brazil Supreme Court reinstated Senator Renan Calheiros as President of the Senate on Wednesday December 7th, overturning a decision made by Justice Marco Aurelio de Melo...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday, December 5th, to protest the anti-corruption bill approved by the Chamber of Deputies last week. According to protesters, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – If the economic slump, high unemployment and protests against government measures weren’t enough, Brazil’s President Michel Temer now tries to defuse the tension between Senate President, Renan Calheiros and Supreme...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 3rd, the Federal Police (PF) in Brazil set the date for the president of the senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL) to testify and defend himself against allegations of corruption...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The transparency minister in Brazil, Fabiano Silveira, resigned Monday after recorded conversations showed him criticizing the mega-corruption Lava Jato (Carwash) inquiries and giving advice to those being investigated. Silveira was...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With new segments of the secret recordings made by Sergio Machado, former president of Transpetro, being made public, Brazilian politicians are trying to explain comments and restate their commitment to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Days after Brazilian Planning Minister, Romero Jucá, stepped down under suspicion of trying to limit investigations on mega-corruption scandal Lava-Jato (Carwash), another recording has implicated other, high-level officials in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To maintain public order and citing security issues, the Presidents of Brazil’s Senate and Chamber of Deputies as well as the governor of Brasília announced Thursday afternoon that demonstrators camped...
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