Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office

AFP - December 22, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor’s Office conducted a raid on Thursday of the offices of the National Emergency Commission (CNE) as part of the investigation of traffic of…

Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president

AFP - December 19, 2017

A legislative committee charged with investigating alleged traffic of influences related to the import of Chinese cement accused Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís of a "lack…

Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses
Corruption
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Corruption
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Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Officers from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested six people during 18 raids in five provinces conducted Tuesday morning. Agents raided the National…

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project
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Business
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Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

Zach Dyer - April 21, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to pull out of a troubled $1 billion oil refinery joint venture with the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) could end up costing the…

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…

The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest tax havens
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Business
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The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest tax havens

Ana Swanson | The Washington Post - April 5, 2016

The single-story brick building at 1209 North Orange St. in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, looks bland and innocuous. But the building, home to the Corporation Trust Company, has…

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…

Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - March 15, 2016

The worries for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seem to have no end. On March 3, a newsmagazine published what it said were accusations by a onetime…

‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
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Brazil
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‘Historic’ crowds protest against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

Natalia Ramos and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 13, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – More than three million Brazilians, according to police, demonstrated Sunday across Latin America's biggest nation to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Chanting "Dilma…

Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula dealt new blow as Brazil prosecutors charge him over assets

Arnaldo Galvao and Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - March 10, 2016

Brazilian prosecutors dealt another blow to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accusing him of hiding assets from authorities just days after a separate probe unleashed…