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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the weekend, Rio police apprehended Mário Marcelo Ferreira dos Santos Santoro who is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend Cecília Müller Haddad in Australia in April. The 40-year-old Santoro, an engineer,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, June 13th, authorities investigating the Marielle Franco assasination subpoenaed Domingos Brazão, a councilor from the State Audit Court of Rio de Janeiro (Tribunal de Contas do Estado or...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, May 30th, Rio's Civil Police announced it had apprehended 33-year-old Thiago Macaco in connection with the April 8th murder of Carlos Alexandre Pereira. Macaco was arrested in...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio police officials have announced that they are calling off the search for British hip-hop artist Kenny Mukendi, aka Kenny Vulcan, who went missing in Rio on April 13th, after...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday afternoon, April 16th, family members of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, met with Rio's Chief of Civil Police, Rivaldo Barbosa, to hear an update...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian government officials are denouncing a plot against President Michel Temer after the arrest on Thursday of people close to the President. According to Government Secretary, Carlos Marun, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporters SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The new Justice Minister in Brazil, Osmar Serraglio has denied any intention to obstruct the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations being conducted by the country’s federal police (PF). According to Serraglio...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police in Brazil issued 147 warrants and ordered the seizure of assets of persons accused of mismanagement of funds in four of the country's largest pension funds: Funcef...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has announced the opening of a investigation into possible ramifications of the corruption scandal at football (soccer) governing body FIFA in Brazil. Brazilian José...

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