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By Gustavo Sierra RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mafia law does not provide for voluntary retirement. The vast majority of capos, lieutenants and hitmen die very young. Those who remain, generally because they have spent many years in prison, may...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among the 50 people are three former officials charged with the crime of "corruption of public servants", which is punishable by 4 to 8 years in prison, the Public Prosecutor's Office said in a...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Superior Court (STJ) unanimously followed the vote of Judge Benedito Gonçalves, rapporteur of the petition requesting the removal of Rio de Janeiro governor Wilson Witzel (PSC), and voted for the maintenance of...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In April 2019, Mexican police arrested suspected human trafficker Ignacio Santoyo in a plush area of the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen after linking him to a prostitution racket extending across Latin America. Yet...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The resignation of Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro on Friday opened up possibly one of the greatest political crises faced by the government of Jair Bolsonaro. Moro, known as Brazil’s anti-corruption czar and the main...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After eight years of judicial delays, the statutory limitations period has expired, and Bishop Edir Macedo, leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, can no longer be sentenced for charges brought against...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, regretted, on Thursday, the decision of the Chamber of Deputies that returned the Council for Control of Financial Activities (COAF) to the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Judge Gabriela Hardt convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for renovation work carried out at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the request of the Rio de Janeiro Prosecutor’s office a court blocked the assets of former state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão on Wednesday. According to the officials, Pezão’s...

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