Brazilian Federal Police (PF) Friday launched the third phase of Operation Lesa Pátria (lèse patria) by serving arrest and search-and-seizure warrants across five states and the Federal District, Agencia Brasil reported.
Police officers in Buenos Aires Province of Argentina continued their protests on Wednesday to demand higher salaries and better working conditions, but the situation seems to be coming to an end following promises of announcements this Thursday meeting the demands.
Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro expects the Supreme Court to find no wrongdoing and end an investigation into potential political interference in the federal police, according to a statement from the presidential palace on Monday.
Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro has threatened to resign if President Jair Bolsonaro goes ahead with plans to change the head of the federal police, according to reports in the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo. Moro insists it is the Justice minister that must appoint the Federal Police chief.
Brazilian police conducted raids on Wednesday in a new phase of the “Car Wash” corruption investigation, targeting alleged bribery by Italo-Argentine group Techint to secure contracts from state-run oil firm Petrobras.
Brazil's Navy said that it has five ships and an aircraft patrolling the northeastern region to find the cause of the oil spill. The effort involves 1,583 people as well as state port vessels and vehicles.
Effective June 17, tourists from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil. Travellers with a valid passport will be able to explore Brazil for up to 90 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to up to 180 days (though expect a visit to the Federal Police to get the extension approved).
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has denied charges that he instigated the payment of hush money to former Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, a Planalto statement said. The statement was made after the Federal Police delivered the final report of the investigations into a fraud scheme in credit released by state-owned bank Caixa from 2011 to 2013.