Tag: Corruption

Brazil’s Supreme Court Suspends Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha

Top Story — A Brazilian Supreme Court minister suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from office on Thursday over Cunha’s alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at Brazilian oil […] Read More >

Brazil Congressional Committee Votes to Proceed with Rousseff Impeachment

Top Story — The Brazilian congressional committee set up to determine whether President Dilma Rousseff should face impeachment proceedings decided on Monday to uphold the impeachment process by 38 to […] Read More >

Brazil’s Attorney General Calls Impeachment Proceedings Unconstitutional

Top Story — During a blistering speech on Monday that laid out Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s defense against a potential ouster, the country’s attorney general denounced the impeachment proceedings underway […] Read More >

Panama Papers: Trove of Leaked Documents Names Argentine President, Latin American Officials

Top Story —Argentine President Mauricio Macri, soccer star Lionel Messi and at least 57 people investigated over their alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme at Brazilian oil giant […] Read More >

Former Brazilian President Silva Charged by São Paulo Prosecutors

Top Story — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was indicted on Wednesday for grand larceny and money laundering, among other crimes, over his alleged relationship with a […] Read More >

Corruption Probe Gets Closer to Brazil’s Rousseff Following Arrest of Elections Advisor

Top Story — Prosecutors who have been investigating Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras on corruption charges have issued an arrest warrant for the political strategist who engineered embattled President Dilma Rousseff’s […] Read More >

Another Former Salvadoran President to Face Corruption Charges

Top Story — The Salvadoran Supreme Court ordered a civil prosecution Wednesday of former President Mauricio Funes on corruption charges. Though the case does not include drug charges, justices voted […] Read More >

Protests Sweep Haiti Ahead of Presidential Runoff Election

Top Story — About 2,000 protesters set up barricades, threw rocks and torched cars in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday ahead of a presidential and legislative runoff election scheduled […] Read More >

Report: Corruption Probe into Walmart’s Mexican Operations Unlikely to Result in Prosecutions

Top Story — A three-year investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department has found little evidence of corruption in the business practices of Walmart executives in Mexico, a Wall Street […] Read More >

Guatemala Establishment Candidate Exits Presidential Race

Top Story — Guatemala’s presidential runoff on Oct. 25 will have one fewer contestant, after the leading establishment candidate dropped out on Monday. Jimmy Morales, a comedian with no political […] Read More >