1st August 2016
Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, drew thousands of anti-government demonstrators protesting a corruption scandal that threatens to mar the Olympic Games. Read More
1st August 2016
Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country’s best-known political figures to stand trial. The decision published on Friday names Silva and five others as co-conspirators… Read More
29th July 2016
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has filed a petition with the UN human rights committee outlining alleged abuses of power in the corruption case he is embroiled in. At a press conference in London, his Brazilian and British lawyers said they had just returned from the United… Read More
22nd July 2016
Russia's presence at the Rio Olympics would threaten the integrity of the entire Games movement, according to former World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey. Read More
18th July 2016
Brazil’s federal prosecutors and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said they signed a leniency deal on Friday with Netherlands shipleasing firm SBM Offshore NV aimed at obtaining more evidence in the South American country’s widest-ever corruption probe. SBM, which has been accused of paying bribes to executives of state-controlled… Read More
18th July 2016
Money from a public investment fund financed by payroll deductions was irregularly used to capitalize Brazil’s BNDES development bank, according to leaked plea deal testimony from a wide-reaching corruption probe published in O Globo. According to the report published on Saturday, FI-FGTS, the investment arm of Brazil’s public severance fund,… Read More
8th July 2016
Authorities investigating FPB Bank in connection with Car Wash corruption probe Read More
8th July 2016
Brazilian congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the drive to impeach Dilma Rousseff, stepped down as lower house speaker on Thursday following allegations of corruption. He announced his decision in a press conference in Brasilia, at times choking up with emotion, saying his decision would help ease the political instability that… Read More
7th July 2016
Brazilian police arrested 19 people on Wednesday as part of a probe into a graft scheme at a nuclear power plant owned by state-led utility Eletrobras that has allegedly paid out more than 200 million reais ($60 million) in bribes. The alleged bribes were paid to senior executives of Eletronuclear,… Read More
1st July 2016
From the start of the campaign to impeach Brazil’s democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff, the primary justification was that she used a budget trick known as pedaladas (“peddling”: illegal delay of re-payments to state banks) to mask public debt. But this week, as the Senate conducts her impeachment trial, that accusation was obliterated: The… Read More