17th June 2016
Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil’s dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there… Read More
17th June 2016
Brazilian interim President Michel Temer on Thursday flatly denied his involvement in a corruption case that forced a third minister to step down. At a press conference, Temer mounted a spirited defense against allegations by Sergio Machado, former president of Transpetro, a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Petrobras, who admitted… Read More
16th June 2016
Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer denied on Wednesday allegations that he sought campaign funds for his party stemming from a graft scheme at state oil company Petrobras, implicating him in the country’s biggest ever corruption scandal. A plea deal by former Petrobras executive Sergio Machado, made public by the Supreme… Read More
15th June 2016
Issue will go to full chamber vote, likely in next few days Read More
8th June 2016
Brazil’s attorney general requested the arrest of four senior members of interim President Michel Temer’s party in connection to the country’s long-running corruption probe, a person familiar with the matter said, creating new political uncertainty for the government that stepped in for the country’s impeached leader. Read More
7th June 2016
Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the offices of the consortium responsible for Olympic construction projects at the Deodoro site in northern Rio de Janeiro as part of a major corruption investigation. Read More
7th June 2016
Prosecutors from Spain's top criminal court accuse Neymar, his father, Barca's ex-president Sandro Rosell and the club itself of concealing the true cost of his 2013 transfer deal from Brazil's Santos to FC Barcelona. Read More
7th June 2016
Brazil's chief prosecutor asked the Supreme Court to authorize the arrest of the presidents of the Senate and of the ruling PMDB party for allegedly trying to obstruct police investigations, newspaper O Globo said on Tuesday. Read More
6th June 2016
Brazil's prosecutor general found evidence linking the tourism minister of interim President Michel Temer to the corruption scheme at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Monday. Read More
31st May 2016
Transparency chief Fabiano Silveira resigns over leaked recording related to corruption probe at state oil company. Read More