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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The beginning of 2018 will be busy for Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. On January 24th the court is expected to decide on the appeal against a...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Readers of The Rio Times will be pardoned if, even though they have a good grasp of Portuguese, they cannot quite figure out what has been going on at the Brazilian...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Celso de Mello voted yesterday to approve the motion to reconsider the court's decision in the mensalão corruption scandal. The Justice's vote brought...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted on the possible revision of up to twelve of its sentences in the mensalão vote-buying case. The judgment ended in a five to five...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Rio in a mass protest demanding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff veto a bill which would change how oil royalties...
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