Tag: Wilson Witzel

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Superior Court (STJ) unanimously followed the vote of Judge Benedito Gonçalves, rapporteur of the petition requesting the removal of Rio de Janeiro governor Wilson Witzel (PSC), and voted for the maintenance of...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current Rio de Janeiro state Health Secretary Carlos Alberto Chaves reported during his deposition at the impeachment trial session against suspended Rio Governor Wilson Witzel that he is being threatened to death. "We're stirring up...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, November 5th, the mixed court formed to decide the impeachment of Rio Governor Wilson Witzel accepted the complaint charging a crime of accountability and proceeded with the case for the governor's permanent...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The measures announced by some Brazilian governors of social distancing and quarantine have led to tension between these executives and the mayors of the cities in their states. One of the biggest battles has...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police work to detain drug traffickers, they do not kill innocent people, affirmed Rio de Janeiro's governor, Wilson Witzel, on Monday, May 27th. "When I state we cannot stop fighting organized...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Chief of Staff’s office of Rio de Janeiro governor, Wilson Witzel, has nominated the sister of one of the leading judges in the Lava Jato’s (CarWash) corruption scandal to the position...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors Office is asking for explanations from Rio de Janeiro state’s governor, Wilson Witzel, on declarations that snipers were already being used to shoot people considered a danger to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, defended once again his shoot-to-kill attitude when it comes to criminals. The governor has compared criminals and drug traffickers as ‘terrorists’...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three men, armed with a pistol and two knives, robbed approximately forty tourists hiking the trail that connects Parque Lage and the Corcovado mountain in Zona Sul (South Zone)...



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