Macri’s father, brother in court over Argentina corruption case

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 [...]

Macri’s father, brother in court over Argentina corruption case2018-12-13T21:56:57+00:00

Banker in Venezuelan laundering case gets 3 years, must pay feds $38 million

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 [...]

Banker in Venezuelan laundering case gets 3 years, must pay feds $38 million2018-12-13T21:49:25+00:00

Mexico’s new leader is riding a wave of anti-corruption furor that’s changing Latin America

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 [...]

Mexico’s new leader is riding a wave of anti-corruption furor that’s changing Latin America2018-12-10T23:34:20+00:00

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro governor arrested in Car Wash probe

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 [...]

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro governor arrested in Car Wash probe2018-12-10T23:15:21+00:00

US Man Indicted in Costa Rica-based Telemarketing Scam

October, 6 2018 (Costarican Times) Nicholas Richer, a 24-year-old Nashua resident, was identified Tuesday by federal authorities as one of seven men from the U.S. and Costa Rica named in a sweeping, 20-count federal indictment accusing them of conducting an elaborate telemarketing scheme to defraud the public, particularly the elderly. Acting U.S. Attorney for the [...]

US Man Indicted in Costa Rica-based Telemarketing Scam2018-10-19T17:28:08+01:00

EU beefs up Colombia election monitoring commission amid growing fraud scandal

May, 23 2018 (Colombia Reports) The EU said Tuesday that eight members of the European parliament will monitor Colombia’s elections amid mounting evidence of widespread election fraud. The lawmakers will arrive in Colombia on Friday and join two representatives that have been in the country since May 4. The announcement came after leftist candidate Gustavo [...]

EU beefs up Colombia election monitoring commission amid growing fraud scandal2018-05-30T16:01:28+01:00

Business cartel defrauded Colombia’s military for $16M: authorities

May, 23 2018 (Colombia reports) A business cartel that fixed prices of military rations defrauded Colombia’s armed forces for more than $16 million (COP47 billion), according to the country’s industry watchdog. The Superintendency for Industry and Trade (SIC) filed charges against seven firms and 11 executives for allegedly conspiring to rip off the security forces [...]

Business cartel defrauded Colombia’s military for $16M: authorities2018-05-30T15:58:16+01:00

Angry Venezuelans take to streets for ‘pork revolution’ protests

December, 29 2017 (CNN) President Nicolas Maduro has accused Portugal of being behind a pork shortage that left thousands of Venezuela’s poor without their traditional Christmas dinner and sparked a fresh round of angry street protests. On Wednesday Maduro announced he had been unable to distribute thousands of pork hind legs to the poorest neighborhoods [...]

Angry Venezuelans take to streets for ‘pork revolution’ protests2018-01-05T22:30:00+00:00

Panama to close Colombia border to halt Cuba migrants

May 10,2016 – (BBC) Key crossings on Panama's border with Colombia are to be closed to control the flow of Cuban migrants heading to the United States. President Juan Carlos Varela said the decision was necessary as Costa Rica and Nicaragua had recently closed their borders to Cubans heading north. Panama has also agreed to [...]

Panama to close Colombia border to halt Cuba migrants2017-01-13T11:58:55+00:00

Peru’s Sol Climbs as Front-Runner Stays in Presidential Race

Currency rises as Keiko Fujimori cleared in vote-buying case Sol earlier led gains among most-traded global currencies March 28, 2016 (Bloomberg) - Peru’s sol strengthened after presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori was cleared of vote-buying allegations, easing concern that lesser-known candidates would gain ground two weeks before the election. The sol advanced 0.2 percent to 3.372 [...]

Peru’s Sol Climbs as Front-Runner Stays in Presidential Race2017-01-13T11:58:58+00:00