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By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Speaking in Rio on Wednesday (August 20th), Gustavo Ungaro, president of the National Council of Internal Control (CONACI), defended the proposed amendment to the constitution (known as PEC 45) that...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Henrique Pizzolato, the former marketing director of Banco do Brasil, was arrested by Italian authorities in the city of Maranello yesterday. Pizzolato was condemned to twelve years and seven...
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...
Opinion, by Henry Samuels RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After three weeks of protests expressing discontent at government waste, Brazilians finally got a few ideas and promises from their leaders on how some public services might be improved and how...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A week after the arrest of the president's ex-chief of staff of the Presidency in São Paulo, Rosemary Noronha claims she is innocent amid accusations of influence peddling and corruption....
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – As the official campaign for the upcoming Brazilian elections begins, the Ficha Limpa (Clean Record) law, which makes politicians with criminal convictions ineligible to run for office, is being challenged and...
By Pedro Widmar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A historic turn of events occurred on Thursday, February 11th which marked the first time in twenty-five years since the end of the Military dictatorship that an elected governor...
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