Brazilian Senate Votes to Reinstate Senator Accused of Corruption

The Brazilian Senate voted 44 to 26 on Tuesday to return Aecio Neves back to the legislative body. The vote in favor of Senator Neves is a blow to recent anti-corruption efforts in Brazil. Latin America's largest country is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal that began more than three years ago. The investigation called Operation … Continue reading Brazilian Senate Votes to Reinstate Senator Accused of Corruption

Brazilian Court Decision Opens the Door to Impunity for Corrupt Politicians

On Wednesday, the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil voted to allow the Congress to decide the fate of its members. The 6 to 5 overturns a previous ruling to suspend Senator Aécio Neves. Aécio Neves was elected to the Senate from the state of Minas Gerais in 2011. He was previously the governor of that state and … Continue reading Brazilian Court Decision Opens the Door to Impunity for Corrupt Politicians

Brazil Court Decision Opens the Door to Impunity for Corrupt Politicians

On Wednesday, the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil voted to allow the Congress to decide the fate of its members. The 6 to 5 overturns a previous ruling to suspend Senator Aécio Neves. Aécio Neves was elected to the Senate from the state of Minas Gerais in 2011. He was previously the governor of that state and … Continue reading Brazil Court Decision Opens the Door to Impunity for Corrupt Politicians