Tag: Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, regretted, on Thursday, the decision of the Chamber of Deputies that returned the Council for Control of Financial Activities (COAF) to the...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing ReporterBRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Chief of Staff’s office of Rio de Janeiro governor, Wilson Witzel, has nominated the sister of one of the leading judges in the Lava Jato’s (CarWash) corruption scandal to the position...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia committed suicide on Wednesday morning minutes after being handed a temporary warrant for his arrest. Garcia was linked to Brazil's Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Not even three months into his term and the government of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is already under fire, with criticism being hurled at his cabinet and himself. This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian President, Michel Temer was granted a habeas corpus on Monday and spent his first night at home since his arrest last Thursday. Temer flew from Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former President of Brazil, Michel Temer, spent his first night in a windowless room at the federal police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and is expected to be questioned...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, signed on Tuesday (February 19th), the country’s anti-crime bill. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, responsible for the text, said that the bill...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, is heading towards Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum, in Davos to speak about his plans to combat widespread corruption in the country,...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost R$400 million of public money was spent by local authorities in 2018 to maintain stadiums throughout Brazil that were originally built for the World Cup in 2014, a new...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Calling drug traffickers ‘narco-terrorists’ and promising to fight corruption and organized crime while in office, Wilson Witzel was sworn in as Rio de Janeiro state governor on Tuesday, January...
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