Brazil's Supreme Court upholds partial immunity

The Supreme Federal Court on Thursday 5 May upheld the decision to give Brazil's central bank President Henrique Meirelles immunity from prosecution from common courts in an ongoing illegal tax and forex transaction case against him, local media reported.

In Brazil, officials with a cabinet minister status can only be prosecuted by the Supreme Court. This follows a special decree signed last year by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva granting ministerial status to central bank presidents, whi

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