Rodrigo Janot

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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer: In the run-up to the vote Mr Temer showered deputies with funds for their pet projects and state roles for their allies in an effort to shore up his support.  Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been left counting the cost of his successful effort to see off a bid to remove him from office on corruption char(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer is to be tried by the supreme court on corruption charges. Photograph:  Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s lower house of congress is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on whether to remove a second president in little over a year. But despite mountin(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer:  facing corruption charges and could  be removed from office for 180 days while the supreme court decides his fate. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA

Amid rising political tensions the corruption charge against Brazilian president Michel Temer reached the lower chamber of congress on Thursday, forma(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer described the corruption charge made against him as “a fiction” and accused prosecutors of wanting to bring the country and congress to a halt. Photograph:  Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

In an extraordinary televised statement, Brazil’s president Michel Temer has declared war on his own federal prosecution service after it formally cha(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil was plunged into a new constitutional crisis on Monday night when Michel Temer became the first serving president to be formally charged with c(...)

Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot: his request to open 83 formal inquiries is based on plea-bargain testimony from executives of Odebrecht, Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s long-running corruption crisis has escalated dramatically after the country’s chief federal prosecutor asked the supreme court to investigate(...)

Youths in São Paulo are checked in a security crackdown by police in May 2006. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Families of victims of the biggest peacetime massacre in Brazil’s modern history have hope, after a 10-year campaign, that police officers might be he(...)

Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress,  who has been temporarily suspended from office. He faces multiple accusations of corruption. Photograph:  Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A supreme court justice has temporarily suspended from office the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of congress Eduardo Cunha, threatening the political(...)

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