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Entries in Brazil (224)

Monday
Jul252016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s third pillar: The Clean Companies Act

We discussed in the two prior posts (here and here) the two laws that Brazil enacted in 2011 to make government more accountable, transparent, and efficient. But readers may recall the major public protests that erupted in Brazil in 2013. Though seemingly provoked by a public transportation rate hike, the protests were about corruption and mismanagement more broadly.

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Wednesday
Jul202016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s second pillar: The access to information law

We’re talking about the four major laws, or “pillars,” that Brazil enacted on the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games (and 2014 FIFA World Cup) that completely changed Brazil’s anti-corruption landscape. 

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Tuesday
Jul192016

Andy Spalding on Brazil’s first pillar: Procurement reform

Procurement obviously presents among the highest risks for corruption. Brazil took its rare good fortune of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics as an opportunity to evaluate its procurement regime. In so doing, it adopted important reforms; hosting the Olympics thus became a catalyst for positive governance change.

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Monday
Jul182016

SMB Offshore in $342 million settlement with Brazil prosecutors and Petrobras

Image courtesy of SBM OffshoreProsecutors in Brazil and state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA signed a settlement agreement Friday with Netherlands-based oil and gas services firm SBM Offshore NV to resolve allegations of corruption.

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Monday
Jul182016

Andy Spalding: The four pillars of Brazil’s Olympic governance legacy

The Brazil narrative of crisis and collapse has reached a fevered pitch: Zika, pollution in the bay, economic recession, and what may be the world’s largest corruption investigation. But this now-fashionable refrain misses a deeper and more compelling story.

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Thursday
Jul142016

Access information for today's Brazil webinar (Thursday, July 14, Noon EST)

"Telling Brazil's Anti-Corruption Success Story," a webinar hosted by Senior Editor Andy Spalding, will take place today at noon eastern time. 

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Tuesday
Jul122016

Webinar: Telling Brazil's Anti-Corruption Success Story (Thursday, July 14, Noon EST)

Though widely perceived to be in crisis, Brazil is in fact experiencing an historic pivot in laws, enforcement procedures, and cultural norms regarding corruption.

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Brazil interim president denies graft allegations in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s interim president Michele Temer (Image courtesy of TVNBR/Youtube)Brazil's interim president Michele Temer has denied allegations that he received campaign donations tied to the Petrobras corruption scandal.

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Thursday
Jun162016

DOJ: Biomet breached DPA

The DOJ said in a court filing this month that Biomet breached a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement "based on conduct in Brazil and Mexico."

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Monday
Jun132016

Embraer CEO departs amid graft probe

Frederico Curado (Image courtesy of Embraer via YouTube)Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA said in an SEC filing Friday that Frederico Curado will step down as chief executive officer after leading the company for nine years.

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Thursday
Jun022016

Andy Spalding: ‘Brazil’s got no use for an anti-anti-corruption minister’

Brazil’s Acting President, Michel TemerBrazil’s historic anti-corruption moment has reached a glorious, if ironic, crescendo.

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Wednesday
May252016

Andy Spalding: Is Brazil’s anti-corruption moment in jeopardy?

Brazil’s anti-corruption effort remains largely in tact, though at least two recent events begin to raise suspicions.

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