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Brazil's labor minister suspended by the Supreme Court on fraud investigation

Friday, July 6th 2018 - 10:37 UTC
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Brazil's labor minister was suspended Thursday by a Supreme Court justice as part of an investigation into fraud. Helton Yomura cannot enter the Labor Ministry's offices or have contact with its staff, said Joana Dantas, a ministry press officer. Read full article

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  • Patrick Edgar

    It truly is notable how nearly ONLY the politicians who where not “butt kissers” of the English centrist world financial centers of international monopolies and multinationals, who fought for industrial and economic sovereignty, leftists, socialists, anti “American lead economic globalization” and so forth ... are the ones getting in trouble “with the law”. It seems also no one wants to make a story on that, certainly not MercoPress who relishes seeing how one by one, the countries of South America manage having those leaders they consider worthy of its cover picture make it to the top, whether they are part of Mercosur or not.

    Jul 07th, 2018 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I don't know anything about the guy, but since he was appointed by Temer it's highly unlikely he's a leftist, socialist, or against globalisation and multinationals.

    Besides you know, it's just the opposite in Venezuela. There it's the pro-US politicians in trouble with the law. When is Trump going to invade?

    Jul 07th, 2018 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    How the electronic ballot used in elections works
    [with ample loopholes to buy votes?]:
    https://link.estadao.com.br/noticias/cultura-digital,entenda-como-funciona-a-urna-eletronica-usada-nas-eleicoes-no-brasil,70002351986

    Jul 08th, 2018 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    RE “Lula loses another legal battle” story published by MP:

    For about 12 hours on July 8, former president Inacio Lula da Silva was illegally retained in prison after the member of the TRF-4 granted an habeas corpus resource and ordered his immediate release.

    The Brazilian federal police had no legal power to disobey the order of Appeals court judge Rogerio Favreto, who was legally in charge of the TRF-4 during the July judicial break.

    Judge Sergio Moro, who is a trial judge (judge of first instance), acted illegally when he interfered with Favreto's order (Favreto is an appeals, or second instance, judge) to free Lula. Furthermore, Moro was on holidays in Portugal -- not supposed to intervene.

    Another judge – Desembargador João Pedro Gebran Neto – had no power to quash the order of Favreto, who is his pair in the TRF-4. Second action to stop Lula's freedom order, equally inadmissible under Brazilian law.

    As a result, Lula spent last Sunday in illegal detention. This goes on to show that the real reason to keep the former president is political -- not judicial.

    Favreto's release order was based on Lula's right as a citizen to participate in the presidential election campaign taking into account that his sentence is still under appeal. By obstructing the order and illegally keeping Lula behind bars, the Brazilian judicial establishment has shown its true mission, that is to prevent Lula from winning the October presidential election.

    Jul 10th, 2018 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    REF: “Brazil's labor minister suspended”: That's highly unfair! Why are the other crooks still enjoying freedom?

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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