Category: Southern Cone

Brazilian Party to Split from Government Coalition, Increasing Likelihood of Rousseff’s Impeachment

Top Story — The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party is expected to officially split from President Dilma Rousseff’s governing coalition on Tuesday, dealing a possibly fatal blow to her presidency. PMDB […] Read More >

In Brasília Protests, “Operation Carwash” Judge and Far-Right Congressman Emerge as Incompatible Heroes

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — On one side, the geeky, understated Brazilian judge overseeing the so-called Operation Carwash investigation into a massive kickback scheme at oil giant Petrobras. On the other, a […] Read More >

Prosecutors Call for Arrest of Brazil Ex-President Lula

Top Story — Prosecutors in the Brazilian state of São Paulo lodged an official request on Thursday for the arrest of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, arguing that the […] Read More >

Former Brazilian President Silva Charged by São Paulo Prosecutors

Top Story — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was indicted on Wednesday for grand larceny and money laundering, among other crimes, over his alleged relationship with a […] Read More >

Former Chief of Top Brazilian Construction Firm Sentenced to 19 Years in Corruption Case

Top Story — A federal judge in Brazil sentenced the ex-president of Latin America’s largest construction company, Odebrecht, to 19 years and four months in prison on Tuesday for his […] Read More >

Brazil Divided Over Questioning of Ex-President Silva

Top Story — The questioning by Federal Police of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday morning has split the country along party lines, and become an […] Read More >

Brazil Ex-President Lula Questioned in Corruption Case

Top Story — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was brought in for questioning by police on Friday, as part of an investigation into a multi-billion dollar kickback scheme […] Read More >

Top Facebook Executive Arrested in Brazil

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — Brazilian authorities arrested the highest-ranking Facebook executive in Latin America on Tuesday, accusing the company of failing to cooperate with a criminal investigation. The arrest, which Facebook […] Read More >

Argentine Prosecutor Says Nisman Death Was Murder, Urges Probe

Top Story — An Argentine prosecutor has said he does not believe that his late colleague Alberto Nisman committed suicide, according to an opinion he submitted to an appellate court […] Read More >

Top Mining Executives in Brazil Charged with Homicide Over November Dam Burst

Top Story — Brazilian police charged the president of the Samarco mining company, five company executives and one contractor with aggravated homicide on Tuesday for the deaths of at least 17 […] Read More >