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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 Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Both leaders and members of Maranhão state crime gangs jailed at Pedrinhas Penitentiary in the capital of São Luís will be transferred to federal prisons over the next few...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Nearly half of the 25 high-ranking politicians and businessmen convicted in Brazil's landmark mensalão trial started turning themselves in to police last Friday and serving their prison sentences. This...
By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many of those arrested in the recent operations in Complexo do Alemão and Vila Cruzeiro are no strangers to the police or prison system. With the continuing operations...

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