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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:53:00 GMT
"Untouchable" Temer does it again: Brazilian congress will support his full presidential mandate
A Brazilian congressional committee on Wednesday voted against making President Michel Temer stand trial on corruption charges. The 39-26 vote by the justice committee in the lower house was non-binding but gives Temer politica...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:37:00 GMT
Brazilian Senate challenges Supreme Court and returns suspended lawmaker
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a decision of Brazil's top court and returned a suspended lawmaker to his post, in what critics said was the latest self-protection move by politicians accused of corruption.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:16:00 GMT
Federal audit freezes Rousseff and Gabrielli assets over losses in refinery purchase
Brazil's federal audit court ordered a freeze of former President Dilma Rousseff's assets as well as those of José Sérgio Gabrielli, ex-head of state-run oil company Petrobras, over a US$580 million loss in the 2006 purchase ...

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:56:00 GMT
Swiss prosecutors will help with 2016 Rio Olympics corruption investigation
Federal prosecutors in Switzerland have agreed to help Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman, who is suspected of vote-buying in a corruption conspiracy linked to the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:36:00 GMT
Giant meatpacker owners involved in insider trading could lose plea bargain deal with prosecutors
Brazil’s police investigation into insider trading by the owners of the world’s largest meatpacker JBS SA has found that they made a profit by taking financial positions before details of their plea bargain deal with prosec...

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