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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday (October 17th) the Senate in Brazil overturned by 44 votes to 26 a Supreme Court decision that suspended Senator Aecio Neves from his legislative seat. The decision comes...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Decisions which will affect the political lives of some of Brazil’s most prominent politicians are expected to keep Brasilia busy this week, as a Chamber of Deputies commission votes on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Allies of former presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, questioning Brazil’s Supreme Court decision last week to suspend Neves from the Senate and put him in house arrest. For Congressional representatives...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week and this have proven beyond any doubt that Brazilian politicians have no sense of shame whatsoever. Lula (who instituted and oversaw both the Mensalão and Petrolão scandals) said that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves, asked for R$2 million from JBS President Joesley Batista, according to the executive in his plea-bargaining agreement. With the latest turn of events Supreme...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Mega construction company, Odebrecht, gave more than R$37 million in irregular donations for the 2014 Presidential campaign, according to former company executives who agreed to plea bargaining agreements in the...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Brazil's Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Reporting Justice Fachin. The petitions are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former presidential candidate, Senator Aecio Neves has been accused by an Odebrecht executive of setting up a bribery scheme to benefit contractors building the new Minas Gerais state’s government building...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although a recent opinion poll showed that 68 percent of Brazilians support the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, she stated that the attempt to remove her from office is...
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