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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, May 17th, Brazilian documentary "O Processo" (The Trial, 2018) made its big-screen debut in Rio de Janeiro. Directed by Maria Augusta Ramos, the documentary narrates the controversial downfall...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are taking to heart one of the last requests made by the two-term president hours before he turned himself in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO 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 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...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon majored in Politics at his university, and had many heated political debates with his two roommates. One of them, after reading the Curmudgeon’s latest column, asked a...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals (TRF) in Porto Alegre unanimously confirmed the lower court decision that convicted former President Lula of corruption and money laundering and...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives from the oil industry’s heavyweights were in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, October 27th, as Brazil held its much-anticipated auction of eight blocks in the highly sought-after pre-salt region....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian Chief of Staff, Antonio Palocci, told judge Sergio Moro during questioning on Thursday that he is willing to give ‘names, addresses and operations carried out’. According to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO 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...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Late last year, the Curmudgeon wrote that “the institutional foundations of Brazil are under attack from each other, and from within.” Sadly, this state of affairs continues apace. Worse yet,...
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