|Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery|
Added: 18.05.2017 5:38 | 14 views | 0 comments
Street protests and calls for impeachment as prosecutors are handed tapes of discussions about hush-money payments to jailed powerbroker Eduardo Cunha...
|Former lawmaker sentenced to 15 years|
Added: 30.03.2017 18:56 | 21 views | 0 comments
Eduardo Cunha, the former speaker of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail after being found guilty of corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.
|Brazil Ex-Speaker Eduardo Cunha Jailed for 15 Years in Win for Brazil's Anti-Corruption Push|
Added: 30.03.2017 17:51 | 16 views | 0 comments
Considered by many to be Brazil's most corrupt politician, ex-Speaker Eduardo Cunha's sentencing is a big win for Brazil's anti-corruption push.
|Brazil lower house re-elects Temer ally Maia as speaker|
Added: 02.02.2017 17:43 | 20 views | 0 comments
The lower house of Brazil's Congress re-elected a close ally of President Michel Temer as its speaker on Thursday, confirming his government's majority and raising the chances of approval of unpopular fiscal austerity reforms. Congressman Rodrigo Maia, of the center-right Democrats party, comfortably retained the speakership with 293 votes, well in excess of the required simply majority of ballots. The pragmatic 46-year-old scion of a political family, Maia was first elected speaker last year when his scandal-tarnished predecessor Eduardo Cunha resigned to face a corruption trial.
|Curitiba prison is humble home to Brazil's fallen mighty|
Added: 01.02.2017 12:25 | 17 views | 0 comments
The Penal Medical Complex in the southern city of Curitiba houses some of Brazil's most illustrious or infamous prisoners, men who until recently knew power and wealth but after being snared in a huge corruption probe now live three to a 12 meter square (129 square feet) cell. On the other side of the political divide there's Eduardo Cunha -- the seemingly untouchable speaker of the lower house who engineered the impeachment last year of Lula's chosen successor Dilma Rousseff. The best known prisoners here are targets of Brazil's gigantic anti-corruption drive codenamed Operation Car Wash. Prosecutors have unravelled a network of bribes and embezzlement centered on state oil giant Petrobras and involving politicians, lobbyists and executives.
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