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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Current Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão and former Rio State Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame denied in separate statements over the weekend of receiving bribes from former...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Michel Temer, confirmed on Sunday that the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Wellington Moreira Franco, will take over the Ministry of Mines and Energy....
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Monday night, Judge Sergio Moro was interviewed on TV Cultura, and explained why he fears the upcoming STF decision on the constitutionality of sentencing after convictions have been affirmed by a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, March 6th, a panel of five ministros (judges) of Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously rejected the preventive habeas corpus petition of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil fell seventeen positions to 96th place in the Corruption Perception’s Index (CPI), according to Transparency International. The country is now tied with countries such as Colombia, Indonesia and Panama,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the Lava Jato (Car Wash) task force was set up in Rio de Janeiro, seventeen months ago, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) has filed twenty-five criminal lawsuits against...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Those of us who have lived long in Rio have always suspected, based on very little evidence other than what we could deduce from our woes in getting around town, that...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new phase of the Lava Jato Operation, Brazil's Federal Police arrested thirteen politicians and businessmen in Rio on Tuesday, November 14th. They are accused of crimes ranging...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a Wednesday, October 18th statement from Brazil oil giant Petrobras, in September, oil production in Brazil averaged 2.17 million barrels per day, approximately 2.8 percent higher than in August. In...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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...
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