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- Police Officer Says He Delivered Money to the Office of President Temer's Friend Twice
In a statement to Brazil's Federal Police given on March 28 and still under secrecy, police officer Abel de Queiroz said that he went to the office of lawyer José Yunes at least twice to deliver money between 2013 and 2015. Yunes is a close friend of President Michel Temer.
Published on 05/07/2018 - 11h58
- Brazilian Producers May Be 'Shooting Themselves in The Foot' by Boosting the Production of Acai Berry
The harvesting and cultivation of acai berry has become an important economic option for Amazon residents in recent decades, yielding about R$ 500 million (US$ 141,7 million) per year to the region, but the excessive increase in production may kill their 'golden goose'.
Published on 05/04/2018 - 12h00
- Operations Akin to Car Wash on The Horizon as Police Target Black Market Currency Exchangers
The ramifications of Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) have led to the investigation of 53 black market currency exchangers, financial operators and cash suppliers and may give rise to fresh leads concerning corruption and money laundering probes.
Published on 05/04/2018 - 11h57
- Brazil's Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Partial Immunity for Congressmen and Senators
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) has decided to narrow the scope of partial immunity for congressmen and senators. From now on, the court will only try members of congress if they are accused of committing a crime during their terms in office and if the crime is somehow connected to their activities as representatives.
Published on 05/04/2018 - 11h51
- 25 Brazilian Judges and Prosecutors Consider Lula's Acts to Be Crimes
After the new charges filed on Monday (30) by General Prosecutor of Brazil, Raquel Dodge, 25 members of the Judiciary Branch and the Federal Prosecution Office consider some of the acts of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, during or after his term in office, to be crimes. Now facing nine charges, in addition to that which resulted in his conviction and arrest, Lula says he has been politically persecuted in Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) and related investigations.
Published on 05/02/2018 - 12h25
- President Temer Cancels Trip to Asia as Investigations Advance
Brazilian president, Michel Temer, gave up the trip to southeastern Asia he had scheduled for next week.
Published on 04/30/2018 - 14h57
- Wages for Formal Sector Jobs Created in Brazil This Year Do Not Exceed Two Minimum Wages
The wages for formal sector jobs created in Brazil this year were no higher than two minimum wages - or R$ 1,908 (US$ 551).
Published on 04/30/2018 - 14h44
- Arrest Warrants Surpass Prison Vacancies in 18 of Brazil's States
The deficit in terms of Brazil's prison vacancies would grow 164% if everyone with a pending arrest warrant was detained, while the number of Brazilians in prison would exceed the one million mark. The national average of 1.7 detainees per vacancy, would go up to 2.9.
Published on 04/30/2018 - 14h35
- Living in a Slum Increases Sentence for Drug Offenses in Rio
In more than 41% of the cases of sentencing for drug related crimes in Rio de Janeiro, the defendant was also accused of the crime of association with a drug trafficking network, according to a Folha investigation. The national average for this crime is 12% and in São Paulo it is 10%.
Published on 04/27/2018 - 12h31
- Vale Profits Fall 36% in 'Very Complex' Q1
Brazil's Vale, the world's largest iron ore producer, posted a 36 drop in net income in a "very complex" first quarter of the year.
Published on 04/27/2018 - 11h57