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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the request of the Rio de Janeiro Prosecutor’s office a court blocked the assets of former state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão on Wednesday. According to the officials, Pezão’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former meatpacking tycoon Joesley Batista and former Agriculture Minister Antonio Andrade were arrested on Friday, charged with payment of bribes to federal employees of the Ministry of Agriculture and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once Brazil’s wealthiest man, businessman Eike Batista was sentenced to thirty years in prison in Rio de Janeiro this week for corruption and money laundering. Batista was found guilty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Oil giant of Brazil, Petrobras, will have to pay Cayman Island based Vantage Drilling International, US$622.02 million after the Brazilian company rescinded the drilling contract between the two companies,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the state of Paraná (MPF-PR), launched today the 51st phase of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash Operation), focusing on corruption and money laundering...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian government officials are denouncing a plot against President Michel Temer after the arrest on Thursday of people close to the President. According to Government Secretary, Carlos Marun, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil fell seventeen positions to 96th place in the Corruption Perception’s Index (CPI), according to Transparency International. The country is now tied with countries such as Colombia, Indonesia and Panama,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF) asked the courts on Thursday to block the assets of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and one of his sons, Luís Cláudio, totaling...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday (October 19th) to release Carlos Arthur Nuzman, former president of Brazil’s Olympic Committee (COB). Nuzman was arrested on October 5th, accused of being part...
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...
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