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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

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.

In a statement sent Monday to Brazil’s Supreme Court, Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot charged Temer with agreeing to take money from JBS SA.… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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.

The Senate had suspended Rousseff in May after voting to hold an impeachment trial.… Continue Reading

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.

In a plea deal seen by Reuters, former Petrobras transportation chief Sergio Machado alleges that Temer requested and received a legal campaign contribution from Queiroz Galvao, a Brazil-based engineering group.… Continue Reading

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).

Michel Temer, pictured left, who assumed office yesterday following Dilma Rousseff’s removal to stand trial for impeachment, approved the Provisional Measure No.… Continue Reading

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.

Protests. According to military police, on March 15 about 2 million people took to the streets, in all Brazilian states, protesting against the federal government and corruption.… Continue Reading

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.

An estimated 700,000 protesters called for impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.… Continue Reading