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  • Former Lula and Dilma Minister Reaches Plea Bargain Agreement with Investigators

    The Federal Police in Parana reached a plea bargain agreement with former minister Antonio Palocci, the right hand man to presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) and Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016) in terms of their economic and political agendas.

    Published on 04/27/2018 - 11h39

  • Police Report Suggests Brazil President Temer Used Family Assets to Launder Money

    Six months ago, a Federal Police investigation began looking into the approval of a bill concerning the country's port sector. It now believes that president Michel Temer, one of the investigation's main suspects, may have laundered bribe money through the renovation of properties belonging to family members and acquired assets registered under other people's names in order to conceal assets.

    Published on 04/27/2018 - 11h23

  • Insufficient Resources Limit 30-year-old Healthcare System's Expansion

    Recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) as the largest free universal healthcare system in the world, Brazil's Unified Health Service System (SUS) turns 30 years old celebrating many victories but facing innumerous challenges, especially, finding resources to guarantee its sustainability.

    Published on 04/26/2018 - 12h23

  • Without Optical Fiber, Rural Internet Expands through Radio Waves

    Fixed broadband access from radio wave transmission grew by 58% from 2015 to 2018 and was especially concentrated in rural areas and areas at the margin of optical fiber infrastructure which doubled during the same period.

    Published on 04/26/2018 - 12h05

  • Court System in Brazil Violates Secrecy and Exposes Children Victims of Rape

    The National Bank of Arrest Warrants (BNMP), a database created by Brazil's National Council of Justice, makes available for public consultation secret information on ongoing proceedings protected by legal confidentiality.

    Published on 04/26/2018 - 11h38

  • Brazil's Attorney General's Office Criticizes the Supreme Court and Lula Asks Proceedings to Be Sent to São Paulo

    On the day after the order made by Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) that took from Judge Sergio Moro parts of the plea bargain agreement made by construction company Odebrecht related to former president Lula, the task force of the Lava Jato operation criticized the measure, calling it superficial and unintelligible, while PT lawyers requested two penal proceedings to be sent to the Federal Courts of São Paulo immediately.

    Published on 04/26/2018 - 11h28

  • Supreme Court Takes Plea Bargain Testimonies Citing Lula, out of Judge Moro's Hands

    A majority of the Supreme Court Justices who make up the court's second panel decided on Tuesday (the 24th) that the plea bargain testimonies provided by executives at construction firm Odebrecht citing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva shall be sent to the São Paulo Federal Court System - a decision that takes them out of the hands of Curitiba-based judge Sergio Moro.

    Published on 04/25/2018 - 11h58

  • Teen Suicide Increases and Recent Cases Mobilize Brazilian Schools

    Suicide rates among children and teenagers in Brazil have increased in the past few decades, and recent cases involving São Paulo's students have led to the mobilization of private schools to tackle the problem.

    Published on 04/25/2018 - 11h24

  • Court Rejects Appeal and Former Brazilian Governor May Go to Jail

    The judges of the 5th Criminal Chamber of the Appeals Court of Minas Gerais rejected, in a 3-2 decision, the appeal filed by former governor Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB) against his conviction, on Tuesday (the 24th).

    Published on 04/25/2018 - 11h21

  • Unemployment Hampers Advance of Labor Reform Breakthrough

    The agreement between an employer and a fired employee, one of the breakthroughs introduced by labor reform last year, has hardly been used due to high levels of unemployment.

    Published on 04/24/2018 - 10h44