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  • Friday, April 29th 2022 - 09:42 UTC

    UN Committee agrees Lula's conviction was against the law

    Lula called the ruling ”a victory for all Brazilians who believe in the rule of law and democracy''

    As incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro keeps closing in on the former head of State Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva ahead of this year's Oct. 2 elections, the United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday ratified the PT leader's tights had been violated when he was tried and convicted for corruption in another episode of the Lava Jato saga.

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 21:09 UTC

    US State Dept. finds Brazil's electoral system reliable

    Brazilian leaders should express that same confidence, Nuland stressed

    A high-ranking official from the US State Department admitted during an interview with CNN Brazil that the administration of President Joseph Biden fully trusts the electronic ballot system used in the South American country.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 09:11 UTC

    Brazil: STF's stance on “green agenda” awaited Thursday

    If the STF rules against the Government, it will have to warn the National Congress

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) is expected to make announcements Thursday on the multi-front environmental case known collectively as the “green agenda.” The STF magistrates are to make their stances known after an opening statement from the Prosecution, Chief Justice Luiz Fux told reporters.

  • Wednesday, March 30th 2022 - 21:32 UTC

    Brazilian lawmaker hides in Congress to avoid court order

    Silveira was arrested last year after he released a video through social media with serious threats and insults against the STF judges

    Bolsonarist Deputy Daniel Silveira Wednesday tried to avoid a court order by stonewalling law enforcement agents at Brasilia's Parliament building. The officers were there to enforce him wearing a tracking anklet because he is under judiciary probe for threatening democratic institutions and making statements that were construed as an apology for dictatorships.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    Brazilian judge bans Telegram app nationwide

    Bolsonaro was using Telegram after some of his posts on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook were deleted due to alleged false information

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday ordered the smart telephone application Telegram banned nationwide, claiming it did not help authorities fight the so-called spread of “fake news.”

  • Friday, February 11th 2022 - 09:08 UTC

    Bolsonaro speaks of “dictatorship of the pen”

    John Jay would have replied that the courts had neither the purse nor the sword to have their rulings put into practice

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday said “dictatorship of the pen” ruled in his country but failed to elaborate on his comments, which were construed as aimed at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) with which the head of state has been at odds.

  • Saturday, February 5th 2022 - 04:52 UTC

    Brazil's Electoral Court CJ says Dilma's impeachment was a coup

    Barroso said it was ironical that Rousseff was impeached for corruption when compared with what happened during other presidencies

    Brazilian magistrate Luiz Roberto Barroso, who is at the same time a member of the Superior Federal Court (STF) and the Chief Justice at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), said the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff was a coup d'état.

  • Wednesday, February 2nd 2022 - 09:57 UTC

    Brazil's STF urges Bolsonaro to respect democratic institutions

    Fux underlined the importance of not repeating the attacks on the STF carried out by Bolsonaro in September of 2021

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Chief Justice Luis Fux Tuesday demanded President Jair Bolsonaro to stop acting against democracy.

  • Wednesday, January 12th 2022 - 19:53 UTC

    Bolsonaro says STF judges biased

    “Barroso and Alexandre de Moraes want Lula to be president,” Bolsonaro said

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday said two Supreme Federal Court (STF) were taking sides ahead of this year's elections and favoring leftwing contender and former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Thursday, December 16th 2021 - 20:30 UTC

    Brazil's STF upholds vaccination pass for incoming travelers

    Unvaccinated Brazilians and foreign residents need to undergo a 5-day quarantine<br />

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court has ratified in plenum a preliminary ruling by Justice Luis Roberto Barroso whereby migration authorities shall require foreign travelers to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before being allowed into the country.

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