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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon, having paused for refreshment, will now deliver on his promise, contained at the end of his last post, to salute the other “Rose among thorns”, STF Presiding Justice Cármen...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Curmudgeon writes this, it is less than a day since the STF decided, 6-5, to deny a motion for habeas corpus filed by former President Lula, which would have...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO - Previous segments of this abstruse essay have dealt with the unusual nature of Brazil’s constitutional provision on presumption of innocence, and history of the decisions by STF, Brazil’s Supreme Court. Today’s essay...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, by 3-2 decisions, the 2nd Panel of the STF granted habeas corpus petitions and released from prison three prominent defendants in Lava Jato cases; all of them were closely...
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 – About three months ago, the Curmudgeon opined on the question often referred to as the “presumption of innocence”, as interpreted by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) in a 7-4 decision holding that...
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