Tag: Politicians

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro is the most dangerous for Brazilian politicians, having registered thirteen murders from 2000 to 2016 according to data released yesterday, March 19th. The report...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Trying to shift the focus back to government accomplishments, instead of the Supreme Court investigation of a staggering number of politicians, Brazilian President Michel Temer called a meeting on Easter...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The list of politicians to be investigated for corruption, released on Tuesday by Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin, reaches almost every political party in Brazil, but especially the country’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brazilians were trying to digest Tuesday’s list of politicians to be investigated for corruption in the Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal, videos of the testimonies of Odebrecht executives were made...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A tornado swept over Brasília on Tuesday, April 11th, as Brazil’s Supreme Court Justice, Edson Fachin, ordered investigations into 42 federal representatives, 24 senators, three state governors and eight Temer...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil launched the 39th phase of Operação Lava Jato (Carwash) on Tuesday, March 28th, issuing five search warrants and an arrest warrant. Police say they have arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Friday the largest anti-corruption investigation ever conducted in Brazil, Lava Jato (Carwash) marks its third anniversary. Since 2014, 38 phases of the investigation have occurred.There have been 746 searches...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In jail since June of 2015, the former head of one of Brazil’s largest construction companies, Marcelo Odebrecht, is ready to cooperate with authorities looking into the Lava Jato (Carwash)...
Opinion, by Simon ThomasRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is chock full of laws, rules, and regulations (LR&Rs). This is a country that in 2018 should pass the one million lawyers mark. That's a lot of heads to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nearly a month of countrywide protests amidst the global spotlight of hosting (and winning) the FIFA Confederations Cup has left Brazil reeling. The crowds at the protests have...
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