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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The president of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Judge Laurita Vaz, denied on Wednesday (July 11th), in a single swoop of the pen, 143 habeas corpus asking for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the World Cup behind them, Brazilians watched a judicial battle unfold on Sunday, as a designated, on-duty weekend federal judge, Rogerio Favreto, agreed to a habeas corpus request...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus request to remain free while appealing his twelve year one month conviction. With the Court’s six...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Rio de Janeiro state announced they have arrested the man said to have ordered the prison rebellions in the state of Goiás at the beginning of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Executive Superintendence of Penitentiary Administration (SEAP) confirmed through a statement released on Monday (January 1st) night that nine prisoners died and fourteen were injured, during a riot in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Justice extended for another 90 days the maintenance of the country’s National Force in Amazonas state to help maintain control of the state prison system. In the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the aftermath of the prison riot that took place in Natal Alcaçuz State Penitentiary between January 14th and 15th, Rio Grande do Norte’s state governor Robinson Faria will travel...
By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, was transferred on Saturday (December 17th) from Federal Police incarceration in Curitiba back to the prison of Bangu 8, in the...

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