Archive for the ‘Operation Car Wash’ Category

Moro unseals explosive testimony of Palocci

October 2, 2018

Federal Judge Sergio Moro unsealed part of the informant deal of former minister Antonio Palocci, adding fuel to an already incendiary campaign only six days from the presidential election. (more…)

Temer allies try to invalidate “widely publicized” Odebrecht testimony

December 11, 2016

Allies of President Michel Temer, mentioned along with him in the plea bargain of former institutional relations director of Odebrecht, Cláudio Melo Filho, advocate that his testimony should be disregarded because its content was widely publicized in the press. This is one of the strategies discussed by Mr. Temer’s inner circle at meetings in Brasília and São Paulo after the release of the document, which involves the president of the Republic, the speakers of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, as well as dozens of parliamentarians from the allied base and opposition in the corruption scheme confessed by the construction company. “This plea bargain will have to be annulled, this is the legal norm,” said a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, who was cited in the accusations.

Rousseff bets on mosquito hunt to regain popularity

February 11, 2016
Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

President Dilma Rousseff bets on the fight against the Zika virus and the microcephaly epidemic as a vaccine to contain the progress of Operation Car Wash investigations on former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. In the opinion of Rousseff aides, the affected image of her predecessor hits the president directly and makes her more vulnerable to the impeachment that although asleep, it has not been buried. She will command the mega-operation scheduled for next Saturday, when 220,000 military officials will take the streets to battle the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (more…)

Eduardo Cunha maneuvers to avoid explusion from Chamber of Deputies

November 17, 2015

The presentation of a brief on admissibility of representation against Chamber of Deputies speaker Eduardo Cunha (PMDB Rio de Janeiro) before his defense could open a procedural front that could hamper the expulsion of the congressmen by the chamber’s ethics committee. The allegation of a denial of the right to defense could place the matter before the chamber’s judiciary committee (CCJ), a body where Mr. Cunha is represented by a majority and which is chaired by one of his closest allies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), who has been accused in Operation Car Wash investigations as an intermediator of bribery. The possibility of this legal maneuver has already been mentioned by Mr. Cunha’s attorney, Marcelo Nobre. “The role of the CCJ is to re-establish due process of law,” said Mr. Nobre. Mr. Cunha has been under investigation for alleged receipt of up to R$5 million in bribes. 11/17/15

Waldemar Jezler