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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, was arrested early Thursday morning in the official governor’s residence, Laranjeiras Palace. According to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF),...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trying to reap the success of the 2016 Olympics, Eduardo da Costa Paes, has tried to distance himself from corrupt political allies in Rio de Janeiro, and has a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former Odebrecht executive stated on Wednesday that the construction conglomerate donated R$23 million to a slush fund to be used in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign of Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once Brazil’s wealthiest man, businessman Eike Batista was sentenced to thirty years in prison in Rio de Janeiro this week for corruption and money laundering. Batista was found guilty...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Current Rio de Janeiro governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão and former Rio State Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame denied in separate statements over the weekend of receiving bribes from former...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Rio de Janeiro governor Anthony Garotinho and his wife, and also former head of the state, Rosinha Garotinho, were arrested on Wednesday for corruption, participation in a criminal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since the Lava Jato (Car Wash) task force was set up in Rio de Janeiro, seventeen months ago, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) has filed twenty-five criminal lawsuits against...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new phase of the Lava Jato Operation, Brazil's Federal Police arrested thirteen politicians and businessmen in Rio on Tuesday, November 14th. They are accused of crimes ranging...

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