December, 10 2018 (France 24) The brother and father of Argentina's President Mauricio Macri are to testify in court this week over their alleged involvement in a huge kickbacks scandal known as the "corruption notebooks" case, reports said Monday. Franco and Gianfranco Macri are to testify on Thursday in a Buenos Aires court over the [...]
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December, 10 2018 (ABC News) Voters in Peru have sent a decisive message to the nation's politicians: Push through measures to stamp out corruption. Official returns released Monday show that voters overwhelmingly favored three of the four proposals in a referendum on anti-corruption measures. Over 12 million Peruvians voted Sunday in favor of prohibiting legislators [...]
December, 7 2018 (Miami Herald) A foreign banker sentenced to three years in prison for his key role in moving stolen Venezuelan treasury funds to South Florida was ordered by a federal judge Thursday to pay $38 million to the U.S. government. Gabriel Arturo Jimenez Aray, 50, who operated a bank in the Dominican Republic [...]
December, 12 2018 (Bloomberg) One of the biggest corruption scandals in Colombian history took a new turn on Tuesday as a billionaire’s banking group said the investigation has spread to the U.S. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. said in a filing that it received an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice over its [...]
December, 10 2018 (New York Times) For a moment, the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, seemed like it might turn into a kind of truth-and-reconciliation commission that would reveal, not only the details about the defendant’s life of crime, but also secrets about narco-corruption in Mexico. But [...]
December, 10 2018 (Washington Post) MEXICO CITY — A new Mexican president takes office Saturday riding a wave of anti-corruption furor, part of a backlash against graft that is shattering traditional political systems across Latin America and opening the door to anti-establishment leaders. Corruption scandals and judicial investigations are bringing about the most profound reform [...]
December, 12 2018 (Reuters) QUITO - Ecuador’s Vice President Maria Vicuna announced her resignation on Tuesday, one day after President Lenin Moreno relieved her of duties amid an investigation into payments she received as a legislator years ago. Vicuna’s resignation was the second time a vice president left since Moreno took office in May 2017. [...]
December, 10 2018 (Aljazeera) Police in Brazil have arrested the governor of Rio de Janeiro state on allegations he took part in a corruption and money-laundering group, federal prosecutors said. In the latest blow to Brazil's political elite by the Car Wash corruption probe, Luiz Fernando Pezao was detained along with eight others on Thursday [...]
December, 12 2018 (Financial Times) On Saturday, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist nationalist, will become president of Mexico. Relations between Mexico and the US are rarely easy, so how Mr López Obrador squares off against President Donald Trump, a nationalist himself, is anybody’s guess. One month later, Jair Bolsonaro, a conservative nationalist, will assume [...]
December, 7 2018 (The Guardian) Commodity traders Glencore, Vitol and Trafigura are under investigation on suspicion of paying more than $15m (£11.7m) of bribes to the Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras, opening a fresh chapter in the Car Wash investigation that has rocked the country’s establishment. Federal police in Brazil said they had been examining [...]
December, 7 2018 (BBC) Uruguay has rejected a request for asylum by Peru's former president, Alan García. Mr García entered the residence of the Uruguayan ambassador in Lima on 17 November after he was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which he denies. He has been staying there while Uruguay weighed his [...]