Brazilian court suspends Rio de Janeiro governor over alleged coronavirus graft

A Brazilian court temporarily removed Rio de Janeiro state’s governor from office on Friday over alleged graft in the purchase of medical supplies and services to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. A raft of investigations have been opened in Brazil and other Latin American countries, including Peru, Ecuador and Mexico, into alleged corruption related to the… Read More Brazilian court suspends Rio de Janeiro governor over alleged coronavirus graft

Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe

Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro’s right-wing Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. Federal prosecutors alleged Witzel, a former-ally-turned-foe of Bolsonaro, and his wife Helena led a sprawling criminal operation in… Read More Brazilian police raid residences of Rio de Janeiro’s governor following COVID-19 corruption probe