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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Andy Spalding: Brazilian judiciary prevents a setback

Former Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva“Nothing changes in Brazil. All these politicians now being convicted of corruption? They’ll be back in power, you wait.” So said my atypically cynical Brazilian student, and tragically, I was starting to believe her.… Continue Reading

Brazil charges Lula as Petrobras graft ‘boss’

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Wednesday with spearheading a corruption and kickback scheme tied to Petrobras contracts.

Brazilian prosecutors charged Lula with corruption and money laundering for his alleged role as the “boss” of the multi-billion kickback scheme.… 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

Global Contagion Report: Portugal Telecom

Country: Brazil

Company Involved: Portugal Telecom SGPS SA

Industry: Telecommunications

Industry Subsector: Mobile Telecommunications

Officials Involved: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil; Antonio Palocci, former finance minister

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in connection with Brazil’s sweeping “mensalão” scheme, in which monthly bribes were paid to coalition party deputies in exchange for political support.… Continue Reading