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Category Archives: Brazil
Just keep scrubbing.
In Brazil, the Car Wash carries on scrubbing. Yesterday, final hearings took place to wrap up plea bargains made by no fewer than 77 former executives of infrastructure and construction conglomerate Odebrecht; proceedings even featured a special guest appearance from … Continue reading
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It’s all looking im-peachy
Yesterday the prolonged process of removing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office concluded, with the Senate voting 61-20 for her impeachment. Acting President Michel Temer of the PMDB has been formerly sworn in and will see out the full presidential … Continue reading
The 2016 Olympics opened in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, with a ceremony celebrating Brazil’s diversity, its – often controversial – history and, looking ahead, its commitment to an environmentally responsible future. And for a games that had already weathered … Continue reading
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Adeus Dilma: Brazil has a new acting-president.
Following months of political hokey-cokey in Brazil, a decision may have finally been reached. After weeks that saw a congressional vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff annulled by the interim speaker – before being rapidly reinstated – Wednesday’s marathon session … Continue reading
“In Brazil, when a poor man steals, he goes to prison – when a rich man steals, he becomes a minister”
The words of Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva in 1988. And how prophetic they now seem on a day when the former president returns to government, set to serve in current premiere Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet as her new Chief-of-Staff. The … Continue reading
Lula grelhada – will the Car Wash claim another victim?
More heads look set to roll in Brazil, as former president Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva was hauled over the coals yesterday on charges of money laundering and misrepresentation of assets. The allegations, brought by public prosecutors in the state … Continue reading
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