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Entries in Dilma Rousseff (17)


Brazil president charged with corruption

Brazil's chief prosecutor formally accused President Michel Temer of taking $11.5 million in bribes from a meatpacker in exchange for help resolving tax disputes and securing bank loans.

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Andy Spalding: Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Revolution Continues

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 president removed from office

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.

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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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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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Acting Brazil President Dissolves Anti-Corruption Agency

The first formal act of Brazil’s interim president has been a Provisional Measure that completely dissolves Brazil’s main anti-corruption enforcement agency, the Comptroller General (CGU).

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Andy Spalding: Dilma’s Removal and the New Rule of Law in Brazil

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.

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Brazil in chaos: Lula sworn in as cabinet minister, federal judge and protesters fight back

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.

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Corruption scandal engulfs Brazil leaders, government on brink of collapse

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.

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Dispatch from Brazil: Corruption and enforcement report for 2015 Q1

Here are some notable items from January through March this year in Brazil in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance.

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Brazil: Will oil company graft crush Dilma?

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.

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More details on Brazil’s Clean Company Act regulations

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.

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