Lawyers for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva have submitted a new writ of habeas corpus to the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The petition, which was submitted in the wee hours of Friday morning, seeks to have the arrest warrant issued by judge Sergio Moro revoked.
With just a few hours to go before Brazil's Supreme Court rules on Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's habeas corpus case, Army Commander-in-Chief, Eduardo Villas-Boas, has been accused of pressuring the court's judges to deliver a negative verdict against the former Brazilian President.
Brisilia, September 1, 2016 - More than half of the Senate voting to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wednesday are themselves facing legal proceedings on charges of corruption. According to news reports and official sources, 49 of Brazil's 81 senators face crimes ranging from money laundering to illicit enrichment and electoral fraud.
Brasilia, August 27, 2016 - The third day of the impeachment trial against the suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff started early Saturday, a day after the session was suspended following a Senate session that the chamber's president said made the institution look like a "psychiatric hospital."
BRAZILIA, August 26, 2016 - The Brazilian Senate was forced to suspend the second day of the final part of the impeachment trial against the suspended President Dilma Rousseff after a fiery session saw senators accuse each other of corruption and the president of the Senate lost control of the session.
Brazilia August 26, 2016 -Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva branded the impeachment process against suspended President Dilma Rousseff "embarassing" on Thursday, the same day the final phase of the process began in the Senate.
BRAZILIA, August 23, 2016 - Workers from Brazil’s Foreign Ministry entered the second day of the union's first indefinite strike Tuesday for higher wages and to protest the intransigence of “interim” Foreign Minister Jose Serra in the face of the union’s demands.