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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 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal judge, Sergio Moro, sentenced on Thursday former PT (Workers) party treasurer, Delúbio Soares, to five years in prison for money laundering in the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption scandal....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators against the possible impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff flocked to the streets of many Brazilian cities Thursday, showing that President Rousseff and the PT...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Gilmar Mendes at Brazil's Federal Electoral Court (TSE) asked prosecutors to investigate several leads hinting at potential illegal financing of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last October. He...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff made an appearance on TV yesterday night together with several members of her Worker's Party PT, including ex-President Lula, campaigning for the party and the...
By Benjamin Parkin, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former president Lula, of the governing PT (Workers’ Party), released a video in which he backs the PT’s campaign for political reform. Launched last Saturday at the party’s national...
By George Utley and Maria Creamer, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On June 21st President Dilma Rousseff was officially announced as the Worker's Party (PT) 2014 presidential candidate for re-election in October this year, while Michel Temer will...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Environmentalist and former Green Party presidential candidate Marina Silva had her request to establish a new political party, the Rede Sustentabilidade (Sustainability Network), rejected by Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE)...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Seven years after the scandal surfaced, Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday, August 2nd began to hear the huge cash-for-votes corruption case that threatens to tarnish former President Lula’s legacy and the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With a famous wife and an infamous temper, Ciro Gomez of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) cuts quite the dashing figure in Brazilian politics. Next year he will in all likelihood...
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