A representative for Lula said in a statement that Palocci, who was arrested a year ago in a corruption investigation, was lying and making accusations without evidence to secure a favorable deal with prosecutors
The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, alleged that eight members of the Workers Party, including Lula and Rousseff, committed a series of crimes involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras
Fire services instructed residents living next to the factory in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande state, to stay away from the area because of the risk of explosions, the company said in a statement.
In a separate investigation, prosecutors cite a secretly recorded late-night meeting between Temer and one of JBS’s owners, Joesley Batista. In the recording, Temer allegedly is heard authorizing hush money payments to senior politician Eduardo Cunha.
Lula da Silva convicted of corruption charges: Silva grew up in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco, where he was the seventh of eight children. He first saw his father when he was 5, though the family was later reunited in the port city of Santos, where they lived a hardscrabble existence.
Brazil has not addressed the root causes of the Zika outbreak including poor sanitation and a lack of clean water access for slum residents despite declaring the public health emergency over in May, human rights campaigners and U.N. officials said.
Allies of the president hope the victory on the labour law bill will give the president a boost before Congress lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, votes on whether to suspend him from office and put him on trial for corruption.
Rodrigo Janot submitted the charge in a document presented to the Supreme Court, saying “he fooled Brazilian citizens” and owed the nation millions in compensation for accepting bribes.
United States on Thursday barred imports from Brazil. A little over 7,000 metric tons of fresh beef has been imported to the United States from Brazil so far in 2017, said Eric Mittenthal, spokesman for trade association the North American Meat Institute
Temer has denied wrongdoing and vowed to stay in office. “The facts are very serious, unbearable,” said Judge Luiz Fux, who voted to remove Temer, adding the campaign finance case was about “very serious crimes.”
The murder rate increased from 29.1 per 100,000 in 2014 to 29.8 in 2015, well above the 10 homicides per 100,000 that the United Nations considers a threshold for “endemic violence.” “There is an unacceptable stability about the rate of 60,000 murders a year,” IPEA researcher Daniel Cerqueira said Monday
Temer hopes OECD membership would help attract foreign investment to an economy still struggling to pull out of its worst recession, the two government sources said. Brazil’s government also announced a $20 billion investment fund for infrastructure projects with the Chinese government.
Under Brazilian law, it is now up to a federal judge to decide if Lula will stand trial for the latest charges.
Michel Temer angrily denied any wrongdoing in a televised address and rebutted mounting calls for his resignation.
President Michel Temer struck a defiant note promising he would be found innocent in a Supreme Court investigation.