Tag: Petrobras

Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court minister suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office on Thursday over Cunha’s alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at Brazilian oil […] Read More >

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 >

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 >

Corruption Probe Gets Closer to Brazil’s Rousseff Following Arrest of Elections Advisor

Top Story — Prosecutors who have been investigating Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras on corruption charges have issued an arrest warrant for the political strategist who engineered embattled President Dilma Rousseff’s […] Read More >

Brazil Attorney General Calls for Speaker’s Ouster for ‘Obstructing’ Investigation

Top Story — Brazil’s attorney general on Wednesday called for the Supreme Court to remove House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office, arguing Cunha has used his position to obstruct a […] Read More >

Painful Budget Cuts, Tax Hikes Are Rousseff’s “Last Chance,” Newspaper Says

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is “hanging by a thread,” daily newspaper Folha de São Paulo said in a front-page editorial Sunday, which argues that Rousseff’s government will […] Read More >

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Brazil for Third Time in Six Months

SÃO PAULO — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of major Brazilian cities on Sunday for the third time in 2015, demanding an end to corruption and the […] Read More >

Brazil’s Ex-President Latest Target of Corruption Probe

Top Story — Brazilian prosecutors are reportedly investigating former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for allegedly using his influence abroad to lobby for Brazilian business interests, confirming Silva’s expressed […] Read More >