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Tag: Impunity

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress.The...
Opinion, by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – June 23rd was a historical news day—Britons voted to leave the EU. Here in Brazil, it was also an important news day—one of Dilma’s former ministers was arrested for having skimmed...
Opinion by Michael RoysterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon, whose daytime job involves laws rather than public health, today wishes to proclaim that this week, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has taken a major step towards reducing impunity in...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Attorney General in Brazil petitioned the Federal Supreme Court (STF) not to issue new verdicts for the former high-ranking government officials and party leaders convicted in the...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every once in a while a scandal comes along to remind us that despite the soon-to-be-hosted 2016 Summer Olympics and the successes of the 3rd Rock in Rio Festival, “all is not...
Opinion, by Samantha BarthelemyRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I guess over here you can put the blame on whomever or whatever you want – the key is to not be held responsible, let alone be punished, for anything.Unavoidable accidents...

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