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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attempts by Brazil’s soccer star Neymar, to defend himself against rape allegations, may be backfiring. The Paris Saint-Germain player tried to defend himself by releasing a seven-minute Instagram video with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais has extended the deadline for Samarco, Vale and BHP to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian prosecutors are investigating if UK firm Cambridge Analytica used data to create profiles from millions of Brazilians which would predict political behavior and help its Brazilian partner company...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The top prosecutor in Brazil, Rodrigo Janot, announced on Monday that an investigation into the testimony of JBS executives is underway. If it is found that they omitted vital information...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police officials in Brazil arrested Congressional representative, Candido Vaccarezza this morning (August 18th) as it launched the 43rd and 44th phases of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash). The operations...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal police in Brazil announced on Thursday that officers assigned to the task force responsible for investigating exclusively the facts related to the Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash) will...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The senate in Brazil approved on Wednesday (April 27th) a bill to curb what it dubs as ‘abuse of power’ by federal prosecutors looking into corruption allegations. On the same...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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...

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