Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro faced intense pressure on Tuesday after leaked personal messages raised doubts about his impartiality as the judge overseeing landmark corruption cases, with an influential newspaper calling on him to resign.24 comments
The Intercept Brazil investigation media published private conversations between public agents who participated in the Lava Jato operation in Brazil and questioned the impartiality of the investigation, which led to the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva.14 comments
Brazil's imprisoned ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, still loved by large parts of the population, plans to remarry if he is released from prison, a former minister said. Lula, 73, a widower for the past two years, has been sentenced to more than two decades behind bars in two separate corruption cases.
Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer handed himself into police in Sao Paulo on Thursday, the day after a court ordered his return to prison. Temer, 78, arrived at federal police headquarters in Sao Paulo in a convoy of vehicles, two hours before a deadline.
Former President Michel Temer was ordered to return to jail by a federal judge on Wednesday while he is investigated in several cases of alleged corruption. Temer’s lawyer, Eduardo Carnelos, told Globo Television that he could only “lament” the court’s decision. He said Temer would have to present himself to authorities Thursday.
Mexico will launch a criminal probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA within 60 days, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said on Monday.
Prosecutors raided locations across the Netherlands on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the alleged use of shell companies to distribute US$ 100 million in bribes on behalf of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA.
Pressure is growing on global commodity trading firms with strong ties to Switzerland for their alleged involvement in the “Car Wash” corruption scandal in Brazil. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating two Vitol executives in the Americas, according to Reuters news agency.
Antonio Palocci, who was minister during the governments of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, affirmed that he gave the former president, in several opportunities, cash proceeds of bribes from the construction companies Odebrecht and Andrade Gutierrez, according to the Globo Group.
Brazil's government ordered troops to the northeast of the country on Friday to contain violence by criminal groups in the first test of new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's hard-line law-and-order platform.