Corruption Probe

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Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Charged In Secret Petrobras Case, Report Says

Brazil’s prosecutor general has charged the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with participating in a scheme to buy the silence of a former executive at state-run oil company Petrobras, newspaper Estado de S.Paulo has reported. Lula’s name was included in the case against Senator Delcidio do Amaral, who in December was charged with … Continue reading

Brazil’s Impeachment Saga: Assessing A Potential Temer Administration

By Darli Magioni With the Brazil’s Senate likely to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial, South America’s biggest economy may well see its political leadership shift into the hands of current vice president Michel Temer. What, thus, is to be expected from a potential Temer Administration? A vote in the Senate that could force embattled … Continue reading

Brazil’s Rousseff To Take Fight Against Impeachment To The UN

Brazil’s beleaguered Dilma Rousseff has changed her plans and will attend a UN event on Friday in New York to make her case against an impeachment process that could remove her from office within weeks, her office said. The Brazilian president lost a crucial vote in the lower house of congress on Sunday and faces … Continue reading

Pepe Escobar: Why The Coup In Brazil Should Fail

By Pepe Escobar As a metaphor of the advanced state of putrefaction plaguing the entire political system of one of the Global South’s leading nations, nothing comes close to what is about to take place in Brazil. The notoriously corrupt leader of the lower House in the Brazilian Parliament, Eduardo Cunha — holder of 11 illegal Swiss accounts, listed in the … Continue reading

Rousseff’s Impeachment Alone Won’t Fix Brazil’s Economic Woes

By Yesenia Lugo The biggest party in the governing coalition abandoned President Dilma Rousseff last week, increasing the likelihood that the leader of Latin America’s biggest country will be impeached and opening up the country to uncertainty. The $3 billion dollar scandal that’s engulfed Brazil has its origin in a cluster of construction companies and politicians colluding … Continue reading

Rousseff Should Be Impeached, Brazil Congressional Report Recommends

The special investigator for a congressional commission recommended on Wednesday that the impeachment process against Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, move forward, saying there was evidence she violated fiscal laws. “The facts show serious indications of unconstitutionality, illegality and fiscal irresponsibility,” Jovair Arantes said in a nearly 130-page report. Arantes’ conclusion had been widely anticipated because … Continue reading

Malaysian Scandal Deepens As $100M From 1MDB Said To Have Financed ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’

Sources within the FBI have confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that more than $100m of the production budget for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street came from a Malaysian state fund connected to a scandal that has damaged a senior Goldman Sachs banker and led investigators to examine the lifestyle of a notorious … Continue reading

Brazil’s ‘House Of Cards’ — The Whole World Is Watching

By Pepe Escobar As repellent political spectacles go, this compares to toxic events such as the 1973 Pinochet military coup in Chile and the 2003 U.S. Shock and Awe over Iraq. A woman president in Brazil is running the risk of being expelled from office — to which she was duly elected by 54.5 million people … Continue reading

Brazil’s Rousseff Closer To Impeachment As Coalition Partner Quits

President Dilma Rousseff’s hopes of seeing out her term of office have received a potentially fatal blow after the biggest party in the Brazilian congress voted to abandon her ruling coalition. The vote by the Brazilian Democratic Movement party (or PMDB) could trigger a defection from Rousseff’s coalition by other smaller parties, and greatly increase … Continue reading

Brazil’s Revolution Starting To Reveal Its True Colors

By Pepe Escobar As we approach High Noon in the savage Brazilian politico-economic western, here’s what is at stake following my previous piece on RT. For the past five days, all hell has broken loose. It started with judge Sergio Moro, the tropical Elliott Ness at the head of the two-year-old, 24-phase Car Wash corruption investigation, crudely … Continue reading

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