Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized a federal investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer’s role in the sprawling corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. If Temer’s presidency does not survive the investigation -- and I’m betting it won’t -- it will be another chapter in what may be the most dramatic anti-corruption enforcement story this world has ever seen.
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Brazil’s Senate voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. The vote was 61 to 20, well clear of the two-thirds needed to pass the impeachment motion.
Brazil's interim president Michele Temer has denied allegations that he received campaign donations tied to the Petrobras corruption scandal.
Brazil’s anti-corruption effort remains largely in tact, though at least two recent events begin to raise suspicions.
Early this morning, Brazil’s Senate voted to move forward with President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial. Under Brazilian law, Dilma must immediately step down from office for the duration of the trial, which could be as long as six months.
Brazil descended deeper into political chaos Thursday after a federal judge moved to block the swearing in of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to the current president, Dilma Rousseff.
More than three million protesters poured into the streets across Brazil this weekend, demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff. Meanwhile, her Workers' Party coalition partner said it may join opposition forces in a month to topple her government.
Here are some notable items from January through March this year in Brazil in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance.
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured into the streets this weekend to protest against corruption, accusing the ruling Worker's Party of bribery at the state-owned oil giant Petrobras.
As we mentioned in an earlier post on the FCPA Blog, on March 18 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff issued a presidential decree regulating the Clean Company Act, as a part of a series of anti-corruption measures to counter the increasing number of protests against the federal government.
Conselheiro Thiers Montebello is a busy man. He is the President of the Tribunal de Contas for the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro (TCMRJ). Established in 1980, the TCMRJ is one of two municipal auditing tribunals in all of Brazil. It is responsible for monitoring projects executed by the City of Rio de Janeiro that are funded from the municipal treasury or through public-private partnerships.