October, 6 (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 Western [...]
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October, 5 2018 (Reuters) Federal prosecutors said on Friday they filed charges seeking 3 billion reais ($774 million) in damages over an alleged corruption scheme aimed at securing loans from Brazilian state bank Caixa Economica Federal . Investigators allege bribes were paid in exchange for sweetheart loans for companies including Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global [...]
October, 10 2018 (Al-Jazeera) Police in Peru has arrested Keiko Fujimori, opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, according to her lawyer. The 43-year-old was arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating suspect contributions to her election campaign, her lawyer Giuliana Loza said. Fujimori was detained [...]
October, 5 2018 (Washington Times) The U.S. has ratcheted up the pressure on Nicaragua’s leftist government for its crackdown on political opponents, with Treasury Department officials warning American banks to be wary of corrupt officials moving cash from the embattled Central American country into the U.S. financial system. Specifically, Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) [...]
During Rafael Correa’s decade as president of Ecuador, the political opposition complained of repeated violations of their civil liberties, as Correa used the judicial system to further his authoritarian government. In order to shed light on the abuses Angélica Porras, and others, launched The Forum for Truth and Justice: Persecuted Politicians Never Again, in order [...]
October, 7 2018 (Reuters) BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s presidential election will be decided in a run-off between right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad, the president of the country’s top electoral court said on Sunday. Bolsonaro obtained 46.7 percent of the votes in Sunday’s first-round vote, and Haddad got 28.37 percent. The run-off between the [...]
September, 17 2018 (New York Times) GUATEMALA CITY — The president of Guatemala pushed the nation toward a constitutional crisis on Monday, ignoring an explicit order by the country’s top court while testing the bounds of the nation’s fragile democracy. The court had ordered that the head of a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission be allowed [...]
September, 17 2018 (Reuters) BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez was indicted on Monday on charges that her administration accepted bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts, according to an indictment released by a federal judge. Argentina’s Justice Department is seeking to determine whether Fernandez headed a broad corruption [...]
September, 17 2018 (Reuters) CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said ex-military officers were conspiring against his government with the help of the United States, responding to a question about a report that U.S. officials met with military officers seeking his ouster.
september, 12 2018 (CNN) (CNN)Imprisoned former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva abandoned his party's presidential bid on Tuesday, weeks before an election in which he was considered a front-runner. Running mate and former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will take Lula's place on the October 7 ballot, according to Lula's Workers' Party. The [...]
Septiembre, 12 2018 (Miami New Times) The U.S. government recently launched a campaign to crack down on money laundering and corruption in Latin America's state-run oil companies, including the one in Venezuela. Now the target has moved a bit south and west. A Miami man yesterday pleaded guilty to trying to funnel more than $1 [...]
August, 27 2018 (Reuters) Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday said the Andean nation will withdraw from Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, in a move that will be completed in six months. Right-wing Duque said the bloc has acted as an accomplice to [...]