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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 - 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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands turned out throughout Brazil on Friday to show their support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Workers’ Party (PT) and the Rousseff government. The demonstrations were...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court in Brazil has decided to accept the request of an annulment of the nomination of Wellington Cesar Lima e Silva to the position of Justice Minister in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) in Brazil ruled this week that convicted criminals who have lost their first appeal should be remanded to prison to await further appeals. Until today those...
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