Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts during a meeting with political leaders at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

New leak implicates Brazil’s President in Petrobras scandal

Brazil's President Michel Temer received more than US$3 million from the country's largest construction company Odebrecht, which has been found guilty of paying politicians in exchange for multimillion dollar contracts, according to Brazil's Veja magazine. The...
Lula's Finance Minister being arrested

Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

Prosecutors said he had maintained a "criminal relationship" with officials at a construction conglomerate. His lawyer said he was innocent and called the arrest a "spectacle". Dozens of politicians and Petrobras executives have been arrested and...
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva is facing two separate trials

Brazil politicians linked to Petrobras scandal draft bills for ‘self-preservation’

Politicians suspected of profiting from Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption scandal are drafting legislation aimed at letting themselves off the hook, according to the the country’s chief prosecutor. The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, said he feared Brazil might repeat the...
Supporters of Brazil’s sacked ex-president Dilma Rousseff took to the streets last month

Brazil’s Leftists Absolutely Clobbered In Weekend Election

It was a terrible weekend for Brazil’s left wing political parties. The once ruling Workers’ Party was utterly clobbered on Sunday’s second round voting in state mayoral elections. In Rio de Janeiro, the party known...
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Denmark seen as world’s least corrupt nation

For the third consecutive year, Denmark has been declared the world’s least corrupt country by Transparency International. Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) measures the perception of corruption in 175 countries and this year found...
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...

Despite the recession, Brazil on the right track

Despite the recession, Brazil on the right track The current situation in Brazil is a very interesting one. From all perspectives. The political situation, the scandals, the recession, the inequality rise, all that has managed...
Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen

Finance minister: Denmark will be poorer if Trump wins

Frederiksen told financial daily Børsen that Trump’s stated trade policy will adversely affect Danish companies. “He is against free trade; I’ve fought for that for all these years because free trade ensures our prosperity and we are...

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...
Former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazil’s leftist workers’ party collapses in first national election since Impeachment

The Workers’ Party is now in control of fewer than half of the regional capitals it controlled in 2012, the party’s heyday, when former President Dilma Rousseff was at the summit of her popularity....
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