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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil launched the 39th phase of Operação Lava Jato (Carwash) on Tuesday, March 28th, issuing five search warrants and an arrest warrant. Police say they have arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesters in Brazil once again took to the streets on Sunday to demonstrate against everything from corruption, to the proposed social security reform and an outsourcing bill approved by Congress....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – New revelations made by former Odebrecht CEO that ex-president Dilma Rousseff knew about illicit campaign contributions made to her re-election are stirring up controversy not only with the former leader...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The former Minister of Justice of Brazil, Alexandre de Moraes, was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice on Wednesday, amidst criticism and praise. Moraes takes over the seat...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although local and international media have highlighted bans on imported Brazilian meats by foreign nations, Brazilian authorities are concerned the decline of meat consumption by Brazilians themselves. Consumer protection entities...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil continued on Monday their attempt to contain a backlash of reactions about the investigation by the country’s federal police into tainted meat being sold in markets in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to calm fears that tainted meat may have been exported abroad, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with a group of 33 ambassadors from major meat importing countries that the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Friday the largest anti-corruption investigation ever conducted in Brazil, Lava Jato (Carwash) marks its third anniversary. Since 2014, 38 phases of the investigation have occurred. There have been 746 searches...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil's Chief Prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, sent to the country’s Supreme Court on Tuesday 320 requests related to the mega corruption investigation dubbed Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash). Of the 320 there...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Children in Rio’s Maré favela complex will have the opportunity to learn play classical music and instruments with Orquestra Maréimbau. The orchestra, run by local NGO Instituto Staumbor, opened registrations...
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