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Bolivia's Morales Dismisses Separation of Powers as "Imperialist" Tool amid Reelection Push

Morales suggested that the judicial branch of government for the country should not be independent, pointing to what happened in Brazil as an example, where a corruption case involving former President Dilma Rousseff was dismissed. (Flickr) EspanolBolivian President Evo Morales said that the notion

PANAMPOST.COM - 2017-09-20 18:21:04

As corruption scandals spread, Brazil struggles to uphold the rule of law

With the current president Michel Temer under suspicion and two former presidents, Luiz Incio Lula da Silva (Lula) and his successor Dilma Rousseff, now facing fresh corruption charges, Brazil's political crisis is very much still underway. Although widely anticipated by the press and the public, th

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-11 10:08:50

BRAZIL: 'Dilma And Lula Knew About Odebrecht's Corruption,' Says Palocci

(RTTNews) - Former Brazilian minister Antonio Palocci said in testimony on Wednesday that Odebrecht had a very intense relationship with the governments of former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Palocci was a minister in the Lula government and, during the administration of

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-10 15:20:56

Was Brazil's Workers' Party a 'Criminal Organization'? (And Why It Matters)

Brazil's chief prosecutor charged former presidents Luiz Incio "Lula" da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with running a "criminal organization," marking a new attempt by judicial officials to prove that the former leaders' political party functioned more like a crime syndicate. But the accusations seem lik

INSIGHTCRIME.ORG - 2017-09-07 19:06:21

Brazil formally charges two ex-presidents in Petrobras graft

Former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) and Dilma Rousseff who have been formally charged with racketeering for plotting to skim funds from Petrobras, the state oil giant. PHOTO | EVARISTO SA | AFP Brazil on Tuesday formally charged ex-presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio

NATION.CO.KE - 2017-09-06 12:46:21

Former Brazil presidents charged with running criminal organization

[JURIST] Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot [official website, in Portuguese] announced [press release, in Portuguese] Tuesday that former Brazilian presidents Luiz Incio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, along with other senior members of the Worker's Party, were being charged [indictment, PDF

JURIST.ORG - 2017-09-06 22:19:00

For Brazil's Departing Top Prosecutor, 'One Last Cannon Barrage'

Brazil's prosecutor general, Rodrigo Janot, accused former President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva and his handpicked successor, Dilma Rousseff, of running a huge kickback scheme.Credit Adriano Machado/Reuters SO PAULO, Brazil - Call it the ultimate mic drop. Just days before his four-year term ends, Br

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-06 22:15:25

Brazil: Prosecutors Find 'Olympic Corruption' in Rio 2016 Game Planning

Brazilian prosecutors have uncovered a sprawling corruption scheme following a raid on the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, presenting mounting evidence that Brazil bought its way through the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) voters to secure the 2016 Rio de Janeiro

BREITBART - 2017-09-06 19:28:22

Two Brazilian Presidents Dilma Rousseff, Lula da Silva, accused of running criminal organization

Provided by Deutsche Welle ZAProsecutors on Tuesday accused two former Brazilian presidents of forming a criminal organization to extract vast sums in bribes. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his successor Dilma Rousseff, as well as several members of their administrations, were accus

MSN.COM - 2017-09-06 05:31:41

Brazilian ex-presidents charged in corruption case

Brazil's top prosecutor has charged former Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with forming a criminal organization to divert funds from the country's state oil company. Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot said Lula, Ms Rousseff and six fellow Workers' Party members committed a series of cr

BBC - 2017-09-06 04:49:05

Growing signs of constitutional breakdown follow repeal of corruption charges against Brazil's President Temer

The Congressional negotiations put in place during the month of July by Brazilian President Michel Temer in order to repeal a Congressional authorization for corruption charges to be brought against him in the Supreme Court have highlighted the depth of the political and economic crises confronting

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE - 2017-08-22 07:00:00

Amid Crisis in Brazil, the Evangelical Bloc Emerges as a Political Power

In the world's largest Catholic country, a rival Christian movement could select Brazil's next president. No one is certain where the rumors that Brazil's leader Michel Temer worshiped the devil came from, but last year, after taking over the presidency following Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, he kne

NATION - 2017-08-16 16:44:59

Jewish community jumping ship as political storm takes Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Over the last three years, Brazil's usually lighthearted Carnival culture has been darkened by a political and economic crisis that has turned into the longest recession in the country's history. In an attempt to root out the rot plaguing Brazil's core, Operation Car Wash has ex

TIMESOFISRAEL.COM - 2017-08-15 17:07:00

Ex-husband of Brazil's former President Rousseff dies at 79

SAO PAULO - Carlos Franklin Paixao Araujo, ex-husband of Brazilian former President Dilma Rousseff, has died in a hospital at age 79. The Sao Francisco Hospital in the southern city of Porto Alegre says Araujo died Saturday of complications related to cirrhosis. It did not give further details. Arau

NATIONALPOST.COM - 2017-08-12 15:14:56

Sphere of Influence: How American Libertarians Are Remaking Latin American Politics

For Alejandro Chafuen, the gathering this spring at the Brick Hotel in Buenos Aires was as much a homecoming as it was a victory lap. Chafuen, a lanky Argentine-American, had spent his adult life working to undermine left-wing social movements and governments in South and Central America, and boost

THE INTERCEPT - 2017-08-09 10:00:38

Investors unfazed by wider fiscal deficit outlook in Brazil

Reuters. Brazil's Finance Minister Meirelles reacts as he attends a meeting with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond in Brasilia By Bruno Federowski and Silvio Cascione SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government repeatedly missed its fiscal targets,

INVESTING.COM - 2017-08-09 16:23:18

Brazil's Corrupt Congress Protects its Bribe-Drenched President, Finalizing Elites' Two-Year Plot

Just over a year ago, in Braslia, one of the most nauseating and humiliating political spectacles I've ever seen took place over nine hours. In Brazil's lower House - a body where a majority of members are implicated in corruption investigations - one dirty, shady cretin after the next stood up in f

THE INTERCEPT - 2017-08-03 11:47:19

Brazil prepares to vote on removing second president in a year

If more than a third of the deputies in Brazil's congress reject corruption charges against michel temer, his administration could continue until elections next year. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters The lower house of Brazil's congress will on Wednesday vote on corruption charges against the p

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-08-01 09:00:13

Will Brazil Oust Another President?

It was a year ago when Brazillian President Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office. Tomorrow, Brazil's congress will vote on corruption charges against her successor, Michel Temer. Will he prevail? August has not been a good month for Brazilian presidents. Former President Dilma Rousseff was ousted f

BARRON'S - 2017-08-01 18:39:00

The Twilight of Brazil's Anti-Corruption Movement

It should have been a climax. On July 12, Luis Incio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after Judge Sergio Moro found him guilty of accepting bribes (in the form of a beachside apartment) from the building cartel at the heart of Lava Jato,

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-07-28 08:50:00