Brazil´s ex-president, Mr. da Silva imprisoned for corruption

On July 12, 2017, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva or "Lula", a well-known Brazilian ex-president from 2003 to 2010, was imprisoned for a bribery and misuse of the country´s financial resources. Lula´s will remain...
Jose Dirceu

Brazil’s former Lula aide Jose Dirceu freed to await corruption appeal result

Jose Dirceu was sentenced to 32 years in prison over corruption charges linked to state oil company Petrobras. The massive bribery scheme allegedly involved congressmen taking payments in exchange for votes. But the country's supreme court...

Danish government seeks labour market reform to boost jobs

    Denmark's right-leaning government is seeking to create jobs through pension reforms and tax cuts to entice people to work more, but it might prove difficult to persuade the powerful ally Danish People's Party (DF)...
Panama Papers

The Panama Papers implications in Latin America and Central America: one year on 

After Panama Papers broke in April 2016 and rocked the transparency world, unprecedented historical global effects took place and those are expected to continue for years to come. Since then, global media reports and official statements...
Denmark border control

Denmark extends border controls into 2017

The measures will now be in place until February 12th, 2017. Denmark’s extension follows similar moves by Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway and comes after the European Commission gave its approval for the five countries who...
DF MP Martin Henriksen

Denmark Passes Declaration Prohibiting Muslim-Majority Neighborhoods

Denmark notably has one of the strictest rules when it comes to immigration in the European Union. The widespread concern of Denmark over immigration has made Danish lawmakers to introduce a number of laws...
Right wing protesters show their support to Donald Trump

Brazil to Trump: Don’t Restrict Trade

Brazil’s government Wednesday congratulated U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on his victory but called on him not to resort to protectionism as the South American nation strives to boost trade to overcome a severe recession. “I...
President Michel Temer at the United Nations.

President Temer inflates number of refugees received by Brazil at the UN

In his first speech to the United Nations (UN), on Monday 19, President Michel Temer inflated the number of refugees accepted by Brazil, to include 85,000 Haitians received after 2010. The international convention on...
Brazil and USA

Why Washington Doesn’t Get Brazil

Donald Trump’s victory, and the emergence, in September 2016, of a new government in Brazil following President Dilma Roussef’s impeachment, provides a compelling opportunity to discuss important aspects of the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship. The fact...
Nuuk, Capital of Greenland.

Greenland says Denmark’s ‘arrogance’ threatens commonwealth

In an interview with Politiken newspaper, Greenland’s foreign minister, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, expressed frustration with the Danish government on a number of points and said that if Greenland did not receive some concessions from its former...
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