Category: Southern Cone

Brazil’s Attorney General Calls Impeachment Proceedings Unconstitutional

Top Story — During a blistering speech on Monday that laid out Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s defense against a potential ouster, the country’s attorney general denounced the impeachment proceedings underway […] Read More >

Panama Papers: Trove of Leaked Documents Names Argentine President, Latin American Officials

Top Story —Argentine President Mauricio Macri, soccer star Lionel Messi and at least 57 people investigated over their alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme at Brazilian oil giant […] Read More >

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 >