January, 8 2019 (The Guardian) Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales is facing international condemnation after announcing the expulsion of a United Nations-backed anti-corruption mission in what critics suspect is a calculated bid to shield the country’s ruling elite – and himself – from investigation. Addressing journalists in Guatemala City on Monday afternoon, Morales claimed the decision [...]
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January, 8 2019 (Panampost) The United States government this week took aggressive measures to sanction a group of people guilty of participating in the economic devastation of Venezuela. These include individuals and companies that looted and embezzled public resources during the regimes of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro. The Office of Foreign Assets Control of [...]
January, 8 2019 (Reuters) SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian man facing allegations of bribing officials at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) on behalf of Vitol Group [VITOLV.UL], Glencore (GLEN.L) and other major oil trading firms has been arrested in the United States, authorities said Tuesday. Luiz Eduardo Loureiro Andrade was detained in [...]
January, 11 2019 (Reuters) SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Commodities trader Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] has refused a judge’s order to hand over the email archives of two former executives in Brazil who are facing corruption charges over accusations they bribed officials at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro. Brazilian federal prosecutors on Friday demanded in a court filing [...]
January, 11 2019 (Ottawa Citizen) BOGOTA — Thousands of Colombians staged protests in several cities Friday to demand the resignation of the country’s chief prosecutor. Nestor Humberto Martinez is a key U.S. ally in the war on drugs, but his critics at home say he has withheld information that links Colombian politicians and business groups [...]
January, 9 2019 (BN Americas) Since winning massive support in a referendum last month, President Martín Vizcarra has promulgated political and legal reforms aimed at combatting corruption. President Vizcarra, who has made the fight against corruption the cornerstone of his government since taking office in March 2018, enacted into law reforms in campaign financing; a [...]
December, 22 2018 (Buenos Aires Times) Argentina’s endemic corruption faces its biggest challenge yet, at least since the return of democracy in 1983 after the brutal last military dictatorship. Yet, the so-called ‘notebooks’ corruption case remains deeply divisive – especially as the potential side-effects include a fivepercent contraction in economic output given the potential standstill [...]
December, 26 2018 (Reuters) BRASILIA - Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge on Wednesday charged President Michel Temer with corruption and money laundering uncovered in an investigation into graft related to port concessions, according to a statement from her office. Temer, who leaves office on Jan. 1, is under investigation for allegedly taking bribes in exchange [...]
December, 26 2018 (Reuters) GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala has taken steps to expel 11 foreign investigators for a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body from the country, it said on Tuesday, further stripping power from the group whose leader was forced out by President Jimmy Morales several months ago. The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, or CICIG, [...]
December, 17 2018 (Buenos Aires Times) A Colombian court has fined Brazilian multinational Odebrecht more than US$250 million and banned it from tendering for state contracts for 10 years after finding it guilty of corruption to secure contracts. The Brazilian firm has acknowledged being at the center of a massive graft scandal, handing out more [...]
December, 26 2018 (The Guardian) Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption charges against two former executives from commodities multinational Trafigura, a former executive at Petrobras and a middleman, over $1.5m allegedly paid in bribes for oil trading operations. In a 146-page indictment, prosecutors in Curitiba in the southern state of Paraná said that former [...]
December, 11 2018 (Reuters) BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police made public on Tuesday an investigation into corruption involving three senators and three lawmakers that stemmed from a related probe into major meatpacker JBS SA. The police carried out 24 search-and-seizure warrants in the early morning hours, they said in a written statement, as [...]