Brazilian government announces anti-corruption measures after scandal in Petrobras

The government of President Dilma Rousseff announced this Wednesday a series of measures to battle impunity and corruption in Brazil, in the midst of major corruption scandal in the state company Petrobras. “We are a government that does not compromise on corruption and we...

Dilma Rousseff is willing to dialogue with those who “want to talk”

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff admitted the “democratic” nature of the mass protest on Sunday and said she was willing to hear the “voice of the street” and to convene a “broad dialogue” with those who “want to talk.” Rousseff...

Dilma followers defend her waiting for an opposition march

Thousands of unionists, students and landless peasants protested yesterday in 13 states of Brazil in defense of democracy and Petrobras, wrapped in a corruption scandal. The marches were called by political movements related to the ruling Workers Party. The manifestations had...

Petrobras’s maritime platform suffers explosion leaving at least three dead

An explosion in the maritime platform of the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras yesterday left at least three dead, six missing and ten wounded. The accident happened on the ship-platform FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus, that had been anchored in the Atlantic, about 120 kilometers...

Brazil’s Petrobras Directive resigns after corruption allegations

The president of the Brazilian company Petrobras, Graca Foster, and directory of the oil company resigned yesterday, pushed by a corruption scandal that plagues the state company and has also involved to Government politicians shift. In a note posted on the Internet, Petrobras...

President Dilma Rousseff took her second term with tough challenges

Dilma Rousseff yesterday took her second four-year term as head of state of Brazil, in a ceremony held in the full House of Representatives in Brasilia. “I promise to keep, defend and uphold the Constitution, obey the laws, promote the general good of the Brazilian people,...

Rousseff commits to enhance corporate governance in Petrobras

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff commited this December 18 to help implementing stricter corporate governance standards in the state oil company Petrobras, involved in the worst case of corruption in its history. In a speech in Brasilia, Rousseff urged Brazilians not to lose...

Former Director of Petrobras was arrested by diverting funds

Last Friday, the Brazilian Federal Police arrested the former head of Services of the company Petrobas Renato Duque, who was involved in the embezzlement of state company to finance political parties allied to the ruling Partido de los Trabajadores (PT). Duque was arrested during...
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