Brazil's Supreme Court Thursday turned down three appeals to stop the Copa American football tournament from going ahead as planned due to the number of covid-19 infections in the country.
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Marco Aurélio Mello Wednesday acquiesced to an appeal from the northeastern State of Maranhão and order the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to carry out a national census.
While Argentina has already started trials to produce the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has filed a petition before the Federal Supreme Court (STF) for additional time to evaluate a registration request for the very same immunization shot.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's convictions were annulled Thursday by the country's Supreme Court (STF) in an 8-3 ruling which clears the Workers Party (PT) iconic figure to seek a new term in 2022.
Brazilian Federal Police raided the home of Science and Technology Minister Gilberto Kassab on Wednesday following accusations that he received millions in bribes from the JBS food company between 2010 and 2016.
Brazil's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it had authorized a federal investigation into allegations that the incoming chief of staff for far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro had taken illegal campaign donations.
Joaquim Barbosa, a former chief justice on Brazil's Supreme Court with anti-corruption credentials, said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency in October, despite a growing clamor for his candidacy. Barbosa, the first and only black member of the high court, had in recent weeks positioned himself as a potential center-left candidate. He was attractive to many because of his clean image and background as a judge who battled corruption.
The head of Brazil’s Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer’s actions needed further examination by the court. Cármen Lúcia ruled largely in favor of a legal challenge by Brazil’s top prosecutor, Raquel Dodge, who said on Wednesday that the pardons were unconstitutional and threatened a probe into the country’s largest-ever corruption scandal.
Another major clash between Brazil's Supreme Court and Congress in the making. Justice Luiz Fux ruled to return the anti-corruption bill back to its initial stages in the Lower House, despite the fact the fill had already reached Senate and was preparing to put the bill to a vote.
Brazil's Supreme Court removed the speaker of the lower house of Congress on Thursday on charges of obstructing a corruption investigation, days before an impeachment process that he engineered was expected to oust President Dilma Rousseff.