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By Lise Alves RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday to restrict privileged forum for federal representatives and senators. By seven votes to four, the Justices decided that federal lawmakers can...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus request to remain free while appealing his twelve year one month conviction. With the Court’s six...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered in at least 23 cities throughout Brazil on Tuesday to protest against or show support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose habeas corpus request...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of discussions, Supreme Court Justices in Brazil granted an injunction on Thursday to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva which prevents him from being arrested...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, March 6th, a panel of five ministros (judges) of Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously rejected the preventive habeas corpus petition of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Accused by Brazil’s former top prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, for conspiracy and obstruction of justice, Brazilian President Michel Temer political fate will once again be in the hands of the Lower...
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