Latin America/Brazil

A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered telecommunications providers to block all access to the WhatsApp phone-messaging application for 48 hours throughout Brazil, as a punishment for WhatsApp's refusal to communicate with the court. | 5yrs

Judge Flávio Roberto de Souza has been charged with embezzlement and accused of illicitly taking US$360,000 last year which was used to buy a bullet proof Land Rover and a flat in Rio de Janeiro - throwing the trial into chaos. | 6yrs