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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A tornado swept over Brasília on Tuesday, April 11th, as Brazil’s Supreme Court Justice, Edson Fachin, ordered investigations into 42 federal representatives, 24 senators, three state governors and eight Temer...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After days in limbo, Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello announced on Tuesday that the appointment of Minister Wellington Moreira Franco to the General Secretariat of the Presidency was valid...
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 - The week promises to be tense in Brasília, Brazil, with the signed plea bargains by 77 executives and former employees of Odebrecht being sent by prosecutors to the country’s Supreme...
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 – In the early hours of Wednesday, November 30th, as Brazilians grieved the deaths of Chapecoense soccer players in a tragic plane crash, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved the much-anticipated anti-corruption...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Most Cariocas don’t know that Brazil’s second most popular spectator sport is the “vaquejada”; some four thousand vaquejadas reportedly occur annually throughout Brazil’s Northeastern outback, known as the “sertão”. What happens in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Under pressure from both allies and critics, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies President, Eduardo Cunha, announced his resignation from the top legislative position in the country’s Lower House on Thursday. The...
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