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Tag: Rosa Weber

  • Friday, August 17th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Lula's ban to run for president expected to be confirmed before August 31

    Justice Rosa Weber, who heads the Electoral court, has said it will quickly make a decision that political analysts expect will come before Aug. 31

    Brazil’s top electoral court must decide whether the country’s most popular politician can run in upcoming elections despite being jailed for corruption. The court is expected to declare former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ineligible in the coming weeks, ahead of the Oct. 7 vote, but that may not stop his Workers Party (PT) winning anyway.

  • Thursday, August 9th 2018 - 13:14 UTC

    Justice denies request to close a northern state border with Venezuela

    Since Venezuela’s economic deterioration and nationwide food shortages, Venezuelans have fled to neighboring countries in efforts to escape the crisis

    A judge on the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil denied a request by the regional government of Roraima to close the nation’s border with Venezuela. Roraima is Brazil’s northernmost state and its authorities claimed the persistent influx of Venezuelan immigrants has overburdened the state’s public services.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Lula's defense hopes for an early retrieve if Supreme Court changes a key law

    Justice Marco Aurelio Mello said he would petition the Supreme Federal Tribunal next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

    Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a 12-year jail sentence on Saturday in Curitiba, could win an early reprieve if the country's top court decides to change a key law. Marco Aurelio Mello, a judge at the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), said he would petition the divided court next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

  • Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 12:07 UTC

    Brazilian Justice gives Rousseff ten days to reply the claims of “a coup”

    Justice Rosa Weber follows a presentation by a group of lawmakers from the current wide ranging coalition that supports acting president Temer

    Brazils Supreme Tribunal (STF) Justice Rosa Weber has given suspended president Dilma Rousseff ten days to explain her repeated statements that the impeachment process started against her is a “coup”. Rousseff is not obliged to respond. The STF decision follows a request from a group of lawmakers via the House's prosecution office.

  • Monday, September 21st 2015 - 07:18 UTC

    Brazil Justices ban corporate contributions to political campaigns and parties

    “The influence of economic power turns the electoral process into a political game of marked cards, an odious pantomime”, said Justice Rosa Weber

    Brazil's Supreme Court banned corporate contributions to political campaigns and parties, a hot issue as investigators in the country's biggest corruption scandal say such financing was used by businesses to win lucrative contracts with state-run oil company Petrobras.