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Tag: Joaquim Barbosa

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Federal deputy José Genoino was discharged from the Institute of the Heart in the Federal District of Brasília on Sunday, November 24th and is now under house arrest, four...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite delays and appeals by convicted figures in the mensalão corruption scandal, the president of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, or STF), Joaquim Barbosa is continuing the pressure to...
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...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted on the possible revision of up to twelve of its sentences in the mensalão vote-buying case. The judgment ended in a five to five...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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 Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eric Clapton wrote a famous song entitled “I shot the sheriff” where he continues “but I did not shoot the deputy.” STF Presiding Justice Joaquim Barbosa may be singing this song...

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