Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
Corruption
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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
Brazil
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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…

Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil
Brazil
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Brazil
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Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazil

Rosa Sulleiro and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 5, 2016

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Hundreds of supporters of Brazil's charismatic ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gathered outside his house in São Paulo Saturday to show their resolve, a…

FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script
Crime
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Crime
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FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script

Tariq Panja | Bloomberg - February 24, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89005" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Michael Buholzer/AFP[/caption] The five candidates to run FIFA have received a very clear message from the global football organization: If you win Friday's election,…

CICIG
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Brother of Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti, 12 others arrested for fraud

AFP - February 23, 2016

https://twitter.com/soy_502/status/702173651030900736 GUATEMALA CITY – The brother of Guatemala's former Vice President Roxana Baldetti and 12 others were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving contracting an Israeli company…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…

El Salvador court freezes ex-president’s bank accounts
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador court freezes ex-president’s bank accounts

AFP - February 11, 2016

SAN SALVADOR -- El Salvador's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered bank accounts of former president Mauricio Funes, who is facing civil trial for alleged illegal enrichment, frozen because the…

Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li to request release on bail from US prison
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li to request release on bail from US prison

AFP - February 3, 2016

Eduardo Li, the ex-president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) accused of corruption in connection with the ongoing FIFA scandal, will request to be released on bail…