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Odebrecht bribery scandal spreads in Latin America

American Airlines Arena, one of many major developments Odebrecht has built<p>Bribery charges against Odebrecht, the largest construction company in …

Corruption without borders

Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company, has become synonymous with corruption, not just in Brazil but…<p>This week a judge confirmed that Lula …

Corruption scandals weigh on Ecuador's leftists ahead of vote

| GUAYAQUIL/QUITO<p>A former oil minister's accusations that Ecuador's leftist government is involved in graft at state-run Petroecuador is raising the ire of voters as the ruling party seeks to extend its 10-year hold on power in a presidential election on Sunday.<p>Carlos Pareja, a fugitive accused of …

Latin America

Why 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for labor reform

The decimation of the political Left under former President Barack Obama has been well-documented. Since he was first elected in 2008, the Democratic …

Government

Corrine Brown: Decades of drama

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has spent decades in the public spotlight, fighting for her causes and weathering controversies. To recap:<p>October 1982: …

After the whipping: What to expect from Ecuador’s elections

After the whippingWhat to expect from Ecuador’s elections<p>Under Rafael Correa, living standards rose. But he governed with a heavy hand and leaves a …

Latin America

Latin American Herald Tribune - Prosecutors from 11 Countries Agree to Cooperate on Odebrecht Case

BRASILIA – Prosecutors from 11 countries in which Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht operated agreed on Thursday to establish “the broadest, most …

Navy commander arrested in massive bribes-for-secrets case

A serving U.S. Navy Commander became the seventeenth individual charged in the Navy's worst corrup...

Brazilian Judge’s Enemies Come Out of the Shadows

When Sérgio Moro visited Washington, D.C. last July, the 44-year-old judge overseeing Brazil’s “Car Wash” corruption investigation was greeted with …

Trump Official: Fighting Foreign Bribery “Solemn Duty” of Justice Department “Regardless of Party Affiliation”

The Trump Administration official with immediate responsibility for overseeing enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act suggested yesterday …

Corruption

Big US banks to push for easing of money laundering rules

America's largest banks are to propose a complete overhaul of how financial institutions investigate and report potential criminal activity, arguing …

Brazil Police Target Former Senator in Dam Bribery Probe

Brazilian police targeted the son of Senator Edison Lobão and a former senator in search-and-seizure operations on Thursday, a source said, …

Brazil

Officials From 15 Countries in Brazil to Discuss Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors from fifteen different countries across Latin America, Europe and Africa …

Corruption

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia's fourth-largest economy.<p>The special prosecutor's …

Korean Peninsula

Peru Ex-President Is Latest LatAm Elite Tied to Odebrecht Bribery Case

The government of Peru is seeking the detention of the country's former president on charges related to an expansive bribery case that has implicated …

Corruption

Brazil's struggle against corruption

Graft in Brazilian politics is losing its aura of impunity, particularly in light of the far-reaching Car Wash investigation. Yet continued progress …

Corruption Scandals With Brazilian Roots Cascade Across Latin America

LIMA, Peru — A former Peruvian president is a fugitive, charged with taking bribes. In Colombia, prosecutors say its president’s re-election campaign accepted dirty money. And intelligence agents in Venezuela arrested journalists and researchers looking into scandals there.<p>Latin America’s biggest …

Latin America

State Auditor Plans to Add Photos to Food Stamp Cards in Ohio

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER<p>Ohio’s state auditor and two Republican legislators announced a plan to add photo identification to food stamp cards to …

U.S. designates Venezuelan Vice President El Aissam a terrorist

The U.S. government is preparing sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tarek El Aissami, a measure that might involve the freezing of a fortune …

Latin America

Former A.I.G. Executives Reach Settlement in Accounting Fraud Case

Maurice Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group, reached an unexpected settlement ending a tumultuous, decade-long battle over civil accounting fraud charges first brought in 2005 by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.<p>Mr. Greenberg and his co-defendant Howard …

21st Century

25 Of The Most Corrupt Countries In The World

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

EXECUTIVE ORDER<p>ENFORCING FEDERAL LAW WITH RESPECT TO TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PREVENTING INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING<p>By the authority …

Government

Peru's president asks Trump to deport fugitive former leader

LIMA, Peru – The leader of Peru asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to deport a former Peruvian president sought in the South American nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal.<p>President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's office said the request was made to Trump …

Corruption

Senior Portuguese officials stand trial in corruption case

A former Portuguese interior minister and other senior government officials are standing trial in a major case centered on residence permits granted …

Corruption

Brazil's former richest man to stand trial on corruption charges

By Brad Brooks SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's one-time richest man Eike Batista will stand trial on corruption charges along with an …

Brazil

Wine Ponzi Scheme

In the 1990s, Fox began selling “pre-arrival wine” to customers around the country and overseas. He might sell a $100 bottle yet to be produced by a …

Wine

Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption

Senate vote to repeal law forcing US energy and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments has gladdened the hearts of kleptocrats<p>Corruption is a curse. It stunts development, breeds conflict in fragile states, makes taxpayers in rich countries dubious about providing aid to poor …

Corruption

Brazil’s huge corruption scandal is spreading to the rest of Latin America

LIMA, Peru — For more than two years the “Car Wash” corruption mega-scandal engulfing Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest construction company, has roiled Brazil.<p>It contributed to the drive to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, landed numerous powerful people behind bars, helped stall the world’s …

Corruption

Peru Offers $30,000 Reward for Capture of Former President Alejandro Toledo

Mr. Toledo is accused of taking some $20 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

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