Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud
Corruption
37 views4
Corruption
37 views4

Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud

L. Arias - December 6, 2016

A Criminal Court in San José found two officials of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) guilty of a fraud scheme that allowed the party to collect…

Eduardo Li wins lawsuit against insurance company over defense costs in FIFA corruption case
Corruption
29 views
Corruption
29 views

Eduardo Li wins lawsuit against insurance company over defense costs in FIFA corruption case

Michael Krumholtz - April 28, 2016

Former Costa Rica football official Eduardo Li won a key court decision Wednesday against insurance company Lloyd's of London in a dispute over his defense costs in the FIFA…

Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts
Corruption
40 views
Corruption
40 views

Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts

Jill Replogle - April 19, 2016

 NEW YORK -- A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and…

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal
Corruption
81 views
Corruption
81 views

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

Jill Replogle - April 15, 2016

 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered…

FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case
Corruption
28 views
Corruption
28 views

FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case

Jill Replogle - April 11, 2016

NEW YORK -- Former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit pleaded guilty Monday to four criminal charges, including racketeering and wire fraud conspiracy, in connection with the massive corruption…

Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports
Brazil
17 views
Brazil
17 views

Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports

Jill Replogle - April 7, 2016

BRASÍLIA, Brazil -- Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff's reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors,…

Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leak
Business
163 views
Business
163 views

Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leak

Michael Krumholtz - April 5, 2016

Update, Wednesday, April 6: Following is a right of response to this story from former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002).  My government stopped the abuse of CATs…

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
Corruption
19 views1
Corruption
19 views1

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

Jill Replogle - March 18, 2016

A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa…

Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula
Brazil
13 views
Brazil
13 views

Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula

Jill Replogle - March 17, 2016

BRASÍLIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as her new cabinet chief Thursday, but a judge quickly quashed the appointment amid…

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position
Brazil
14 views
Brazil
14 views

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

Jill Replogle - March 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Wednesday at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous…