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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Senators return to work on Monday, June 27th, to listen to the last defense witnesses in the impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Analysts believe that the next...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Federal deputy José Genoino was discharged from the Institute of the Heart in the Federal District of Brasília on Sunday, November 24th and is now under house arrest, four...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Celso de Mello voted yesterday to approve the motion to reconsider the court's decision in the mensalão corruption scandal. The Justice's vote brought...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted on the possible revision of up to twelve of its sentences in the mensalão vote-buying case. The judgment ended in a five to five...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Fernando Haddad (PT) has been elected mayor of São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city and business center, in a hard-fought second round of voting in Brazil’s municipal elections. He beat rival...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) has found at least ten politicians and business figures guilty of setting up the cash-for-votes mensalão scheme, the biggest and most drawn-out scandal in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilians in fifty cities, seventeen of which are state capitals - including São Paulo - head back to the polls for the second round of voting in the 2012...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - It is expected that the first verdicts of the mensalão, a sprawling corruption trial involving some of the top figures in former-President Lula’s administration, will be announced Monday afternoon, August 20th,...
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...

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