Two members of Costa Rica’s ruling party convicted of fraud
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Corruption
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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
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Corruption
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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
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Corruption
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Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts

AFP - 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
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Corruption
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Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

AFP - 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
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Corruption
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FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case

AFP - 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
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Brazil
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Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports

AFP - 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
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Business
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Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leak

The Tico Times - 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
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Corruption
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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

The Tico Times - 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
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula

Damian Wroclavsky | AFP - 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
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Brazil
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Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - 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…