Tag: Impunity

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministerial Conference on Migration was led by Colombia's Vice President and Foreign Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez, and was attended by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and ministers from Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Mexico,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One month after the assassination of Jovenel Moise, Haitians still do not know who killed their president, while the investigation of the assassination is at a standstill, according to various sectors of national life...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Senator Stephan Rasmussen based his position against an eventual tax increase on the productive sector, under consideration within the framework of a new tax reform plan, in open reference to his colleague Blanca Ovelar's...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than ten hours of discussions and discourses, Brazil’s Supreme Court decided that sitting lawmakers can not be removed from office without the endorsement of the Brazilian Congress. The...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – June 23rd was a historical news day—Britons voted to leave the EU. Here in Brazil, it was also an important news day—one of Dilma’s former ministers was arrested for having skimmed...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon, whose daytime job involves laws rather than public health, today wishes to proclaim that this week, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has taken a major step towards reducing impunity in...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Attorney General in Brazil petitioned the Federal Supreme Court (STF) not to issue new verdicts for the former high-ranking government officials and party leaders convicted in the...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every once in a while a scandal comes along to remind us that despite the soon-to-be-hosted 2016 Summer Olympics and the successes of the 3rd Rock in Rio Festival, “all is not...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I guess over here you can put the blame on whomever or whatever you want – the key is to not be held responsible, let alone be punished, for anything. Unavoidable accidents...

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