‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
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‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Natalia Ramos and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 13, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – More than three million Brazilians, according to police, demonstrated Sunday across Latin America's biggest nation to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Chanting "Dilma…

Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets
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Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets

Arnaldo Galvao and Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - March 10, 2016

Brazilian prosecutors dealt another blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accusing him of hiding assets from authorities just days after a separate probe unleashed…

Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil
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Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil

Rosa Sulleiro and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 5, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's charismatic ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered outside his house in São Paulo Saturday to show their resolve, a…

Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases
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Lula’s detention rattles Brazil as heat on Rousseff increases

Anna Edgerton | The Washington Post - March 4, 2016

As soon as police raided the home of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and questioned him early Friday, red-shirted activists of his Workers' Party…

Rousseff future on hold as Brazilians take break from crisis
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Rousseff future on hold as Brazilians take break from crisis

Raymond Colitt and Anna Edgerton | Bloomberg - December 28, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brasilia is becoming something of a ghost town after one of its most tumultuous years in recent memory. The protagonists in this year's political…

The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdown
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The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdown

Blake Schmidt | Bloomberg - December 12, 2015

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- It played a key role in the creative bookkeeping at the heart of the impeachment process against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff. It spearheaded…

Brazil billionaire Andre Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe
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Brazil billionaire Andre Esteves arrested in Petrobras probe

Francisco Marcelino, Blake Schmidt and Maria Luiza Rabello | Bloomberg - November 25, 2015

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Andre Esteves, the Brazilian billionaire who transformed BTG Pactual into the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, was arrested in the corruption probe…

Brazil corruption: Ruling party heavyweight sentenced to 15 years in prison
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Brazil corruption: Ruling party heavyweight sentenced to 15 years in prison

AFP - September 21, 2015

BRASÍLIA, Brazil – The former treasurer of Brazil's ruling party was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison for his role in a massive corruption scandal…

Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras
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Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras

AFP - September 11, 2015

BRASÍLIA, Brazil -- Brazilian police have asked the Supreme Court for permission to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who they say may have benefited from…

Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft
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Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft

Anatoly Kurmanaev and Sabrina Valle | Bloomberg - August 18, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela — On the lush savanna in the upper reaches of South America looms a $1.2 billion monument to the deepening troubles of Brazil. Spanning the…