By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Rousseff ordered a thirty-day inquiry into all contracts signed by Brazilian federal government agencies with NGOs Monday, subsequently suspending all transactions over the period.  The nonprofits' performances and regularity will be assessed alongside their contractual agreements.

The investigation will determine whether or not certain NGOs have purposely omitted information in the past, breached their contracts, left obligations unfulfilled, or misappropriated public funds.

Any agencies not fully examined by the thirtieth day will have their contracts suspended for sixty days.  If they cannot rectify the situation during this time, a . . .

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