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BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

BRAZIL POLITICS: Politicians Scramble to Negotiate Amnesty

Brazil Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot calls for investigations into bribery and political kickbacks against six cabinet ministers and over 100 lawmakers.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima

Carlos Lima said the Odebrecht statements expanded the probe far beyond expectations and would ensnare top congressmen, senior members of the executive branch and other powerful figures.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Denies Shielding Ally From Corruption Case

“My government would never interfere in the investigation which is the hands of the police, prosecutors and judiciary,” Temer said in the statement to reporters. “The government will not shield anyone.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot had earlier this week accused ex-President Jose Sarney, who now sits in the Senate, along with Senators Romero Juca and Renan Calheiros of conducting “political maneuvers” in a bid to hamper the massive investigation, known as Operation Carwash.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki

BRAZIL POLITICS: Mourners Say Farewell to Justice Teori Zavascki

Brazilian Supreme Court justice Teori Zavascki was killed when the small aircraft he was in came down in heavy rain on Thursday.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

BRAZIL POLITICS: FUNAI Says Brazil Stops Land Demarcating For Indigenous People

New lands have not been demarcated for indigenous groups since August amid a push by lawmakers from Brazil’s rural areas to change the process, said former FUNAI president Marcio Santilli in comments echoed by campaigners.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

BRAZIL POLITICS: Bloodbaths in Brazilian’s Prison

At least 33 inmates have been killed in a gang massacre inside a Brazilian prison after 56 were killed and mutilated in a jail riot in a neighbouring state.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Disapproval Spikes As Economy Fails

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Disapproval Spikes As Economy Fails

Disapproval of Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government spiked as the economy failed to rebound from its deepest slump in decades, according to a poll.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Deal Saves Temer’s Reform

BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Deal Saves Temer’s Reform

“We were worried because we knew the Workers Party would put pressure on Viana to delay the vote,” a senior Brazilian President Michel Temer aide said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Sergio Cabral Arrested In Corruption Probe

BRAZIL POLITICS: Sergio Cabral Arrested In Corruption Probe

Cabral served as governor from 2007 till 2014, when he quit amid suspicions of corruption and growing street demonstrations against him.

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BRAZIL: Leniency Deals On Hold For Corruption Probe

BRAZIL: Leniency Deals On Hold For Corruption Probe

The blacklisted companies employ 90,000 engineers and technical staff, and have contracts with hundreds of suppliers.

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BRAZIL: Political Stability Key For Brazil To Grow Again

BRAZIL: Political Stability Key For Brazil To Grow Again

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew commended Temer’s “ambitious” steps to regain consumer and investor confidence in Brazil after crippling, two-year recession.

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BRAZIL: 50,000 Demonstrators Rally Against Michel Temer

BRAZIL: 50,000 Demonstrators Rally Against Michel Temer

The demonstrators, however, called for new elections as they chanted “Out with Temer!”

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BRAZIL: Politicians Are Seriously Corrupt

BRAZIL: Politicians Are Seriously Corrupt

When it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

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