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Brazil high court lifts stay, allowing boy to return to U.S.

 

(CNN) -- The chief justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of an American father in an international custody battle. The ruling by Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes will reunite a 9-year-old boy with his father, David Goldman, who has been locked in a custody battle with the family of the boy's deceased mother.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/12/22/brazil.custody.battle/index.html


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Brazilian family says it won't appeal ruling returning boy to U.S. dad

 

(CNN) -- Brazilian relatives of a 9-year-old boy, who had been the subject of an international custody battle with the child's father, will not file any further appeals after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled against them, their attorney told CNN Wednesday. The family is just looking for a peaceful handover of Sean Goldman to his father, attorney Sergio Tostes said, and plan on starting dialogue to allow the transfer to happen immediately.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/12/23/brazil.custody.battle/index.html


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Dad, son flying home to U.S. after reunion

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) -- Nine-year-old Sean Goldman was reunited Thursday with his father in Brazil, and the two were flying home to the United States for their first Christmas together in five years, the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro said. The Christmas Eve reunion of son and father comes after a five-year custody battle that involved U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and numerous Brazilian courtrooms.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/12/24/brazil.custody/index.html


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Dad, son head to U.S. after Brazil reunion

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) -- Nine-year-old Sean Goldman and his father, David, were flying Thursday to the United States after being reunited in Brazil, the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro said. The Goldmans met earlier Thursday morning at the U.S. Consulate, ending a much-publicized international custody battle. The two were flying on a private charter jet, which left from Galeao International Airport.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/12/24/brazil.custody/index.html


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Brazil reflects on Lula's last year

 

In his last full year as Brazilian leader President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva still commands the political stage here, his popularity at levels most other world leaders would envy. Now a sympathetic portrayal of his early life is showing in cinemas across the country, although not without creating considerable controversy. Lula, Son of Brazil, tells how the president was born into poverty in the north east of the country, and how like millions of Brazilians his family headed to the more prosperous south in search of a better life.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8451472.stm


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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-08/no-one-has-ever-made-a-corruption-machine-like-this-one

 

Long read for those not familiar to the corruption scandal is Brazil.

Politicians are actually in jail, lots of them. Really big story down there not getting much play up here.

 

 

Since the establishment of Structured Operations, Odebrecht had funded plots to elect a half-dozen presidents in Latin America; buy the friendship of heads of state in Angola, Peru, and Venezuela; and pay off hundreds of legislators from Panama to Argentina....................By Odebrecht’s admission in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn last December, Structured Operations doled out some $788 million in bribes in Brazil and 11 other countries, securing more than 100 contracts that generated $3.3 billion of profit for the company. Odebrecht and petrochemicals affiliate Braskem SA agreed to pay $3.5 billion in fines to Brazil, the U.S., and Switzerland tied to the activities of the division in Miami and beyond. It’s the biggest corruption-related fine ever levied on a company, eclipsing a $3.16 billion fine in Brazil tied to corruption allegations against another target of the Car Wash probe, Brazilian beef giant JBS SA.

 

Over time, the business of corruption fell to Emílio’s son, Marcelo, who was working his way up the company hierarchy. Year after year, Marcelo told prosecutors, 0.5 percent to 2 percent of revenue was directed to illicit payoffs, mainly to Brazilian politicians and executives of state companies, particularly the national oil producer, Petrobras. Some years, said Marcelo, graft expenses neared 2 billion reais ($611 million). It just depended on the demands of Odebrecht’s political contacts.

 

And for good measure they got some of them in the DR very recently,

 

Imputed for the Odebrecht case are already in Najayo, as the judge ordered

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SANTO DOMINGO. Around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, seven of the eight people deprived of liberty were removed from the rear of the National District Court of Justice on charges of having received bribes from Odebrecht to favor them with works State.

 

The Minister of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs, Temístocles Montás; The former Minister of Public Works, Víctor Díaz Rúa; The lawyer Conrado Pittaluga; The former president of the Senate, Andrés Bautista; Ex-deputy Ruddy González, the former administrator of the Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies (CDEEE), César Sánchez, and the former administrator of the Dominican Hydroelectric Generation Company (Egehid), Máximo De Óleo, were transferred by a police contingent to the Correction Center And Rehabilitation Najayo-Men.

 

While businessman Ángel Rondón remains in the preventive jail of Ciudad Nueva, who is designated as the person who received US $ 92 million from Odebrecht to bribe Dominican public officials, until the Attorney General's Office decides to send it to La Victoria or a center of the new model, as requested by their relatives. The judge of the Special Instruction of the Supreme Court of Justice, Francisco Ortega Polanco, at the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office, ordered that the accused in the case comply with the measure in said prison centers.

https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/justicia/imputados-por-caso-odebrecht-ya-en-najayo-como-dispuso-juez-DC7352665

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-08/no-one-has-ever-made-a-corruption-machine-like-this-one

 

Long read for those not familiar to the corruption scandal is Brazil.

Politicians are actually in jail, lots of them. Really big story down there not getting much play up here.

 

Probably because it's what we expect there.

 

Brazil is about 10% as economically powerful as it should be, corruption is the reason it is not the dominant economy in SA.

 

The words "preventive jail" tell us all we need to know about civil rights there.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-08/no-one-has-ever-made-a-corruption-machine-like-this-one

 

Long read for those not familiar to the corruption scandal is Brazil.

Politicians are actually in jail, lots of them. Really big story down there not getting much play up here.

 

Probably because it's what we expect there.

 

Brazil is about 10% as economically powerful as it should be, corruption is the reason it is not the dominant economy in SA.

 

The words "preventive jail" tell us all we need to know about civil rights there.

That is actually the Dominican Rep. About 8 people came clean after they knew the gig was up. But yeah the sentences were pretty light. I think in Brazil people are getting longer sentences.

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