What we learned this week: November 14 to 21
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
17-11-2020 08:07 Lawmakers on Monday voted in Francisco Sagasti, an elder-statesman legislator with extensive consulting experience at home and abroad to lead a new government by electing him head of congress and new president.
16-11-2020 19:25 Francisco Sagasti chosen as next leader by Congress as Peru gets to grips with deep political crisis, sparked by the impeachment of one popular president and the resignation of his controversial successor amid protests which killed two people.
15-11-2020 17:59 Peru's interim leader Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday, just five days after taking office, sparking wild street celebrations in the capital Lima after protests against his rule.
15-11-2020 08:16 Lawmakers call for the "immediate resignation" of interim president Manuel Merino, after a violent crackdown on protests against his new government left at least three dead and more than 60 injured.
09-11-2020 22:19 Peru's Congress voted Monday to impeach President Martín Vizcarra over allegations he took kickbacks from developers while a regional governor. Congress leader Manuel Marino will now take over the presidential functions until July 2021.
04-11-2020 16:40 Prosecutors charge eldest son of President Jair Bolsonaro with money-laundering and embezzlement.
03-11-2020 10:45 Peru's Congress on Monday voted to try again to impeach President Martín Vizcarra for alleged "moral incapacity" after he survived a first attempt weeks ago.
31-10-2020 09:24 Both former presidents have given their blessing to an initial conversation that could work towards a broader social consensus.
30-10-2020 14:12 Argentine pontiff hints he's preparing to ramp up his fight against corruption in the Vatican, weeks after the shock ousting of a cardinal over embezzlement accusations.
15-10-2020 19:38 A Brazilian lawmaker has stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and been suspended from the Senate, after police searched his house and found allegedly illegally obtained cash hidden in his underwear.
08-10-2020 17:10 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that he has ended the country's biggest-ever corruption probe as there is "no more corruption in the government."
03-10-2020 09:40 The pick of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days.
02-10-2020 01:18 Federal Criminal Cassation Court confirms trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Julio De Vido and a host of businessmen, ruling objections from vice-president's legal team to be "inadmissible."
21-09-2020 08:49 Martín Vizcarra easily survives an impeachment vote after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to oust the Peruvian leader struggling with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
19-09-2020 10:25 Opposition walks out of Senate vote to decide fate of magistrates promoted during Macri presidency, accusing government of seeking impunity for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
17-09-2020 19:21 In wake of Senate vote boycotted by opposition, president signs three decrees to annul transfers of three judges involved in corruption cases against Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
15-09-2020 15:19 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday asked the Senate for a referendum on whether to prosecute five of his predecessors over allegations including corruption.
15-09-2020 08:24 Prosecutors in sprawling 'Lava Jato' corruption investigation charge former president with money-laundering, less than a year after the country's top court ordered him freed from jail while he appealed his conviction in another case.
13-09-2020 09:26 Police in Peru raid homes of key government officials as part of an investigation into allegations President Martín Vizcarra obstructed a graft probe.
13-09-2020 09:16 Some of Peru's lawmakers are calling for the dismissal of President Martín Vizcarra based on audios in which he is heard coaching two officials close to him for a congressional investigation into corruption.
12-09-2020 09:51 Kirchnerite tycoon leaves Ezeiza prison after more than four years behind bars. Residents block his entry to property at gated community he was due to reside at, sparking U-turn and search for new location.
12-09-2020 09:33 Key stories that caught our eye during the last seven days in Argentina.
10-09-2020 08:59 Brazilian attorney general's office extends country's biggest-ever corruption probe, Operação Lava Jato, until January 31, granting the increasingly controversial investigation a new lease of life.
08-09-2020 16:50 Kirchnerite businessman Lázaro Báez, behind bars for more than four years over corruption and money-laundering allegations, granted house arrest. But residents at the gated community at which he is due to reside block access to his property.
08-09-2020 09:16 Ecuadorean court confirms former president's eight-year prison term for corruption, blocking his vice-presidency run in next year's elections and landing him a lifetime disqualification from future ballots.
15-08-2020 09:59 What’s troubling, and could mark a complete breaking point between the ruling coalition and the opposition, is the president’s judicial reform bill.
12-08-2020 13:41 Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election. Prosecutors now say it was funded by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant linked to widespread corruption in Latin America.
07-08-2020 15:36 Six US oil executives were arrested on embezzlement charges in 2017. Now, this lingering case has taken on a new sense of urgency.
06-08-2020 18:13 The complaint stems from May 17 when a Google search into the former president's name returned a result with "Thief of the Argentine Nation" in the place where her political position should have been.
01-08-2020 10:10 In Argentina, where many think all politicians are crooks, millions are more than happy to vote for individuals they know have always been on the take and who, if elected, will continue to put their personal business interests before anything to do with the welfare of their compatriots.
01-08-2020 09:18 The most important stories that caught our eye in the last seven days.
28-07-2020 22:09 Trial into alleged corruption in the awarding of public works contracts to restart online next Monday after suspension due to coronavirus pandemic.
24-07-2020 16:42 Three alleged members of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mafia organisation were arrested in Buenos Aires last week and are now being processed for extradition to Italy. The sting was part of a larger Interpol investigation of 45 members of the organisation who are spread across the world.
22-07-2020 11:21 Anti-Corruption Office asks for prison sentence of more than eight years for Kirchnerite tycoon Lázaro Báez on charges of money-laundering and eight years for his eldest son Martín as trial restarts online.
21-07-2020 21:50 Charges against former National Highways director Javier Iguacel and ex-Treasury prosecutor Bernardo Saravia Frías relate to presumed irregularities in the awarding of highway toll concessions.
11-07-2020 08:19 What level of tolerance to dissent are we willing to accept? And at which point does the discussion about who thinks what shut out the underlying debates we should be having?
04-07-2020 08:06 Several of the major corruption cases of the K decade could end up being dropped due to procedural abuses, aiding the newfound lack of political motivation of most magistrates.
23-06-2020 23:48 Citing a lack of evidence, Federal Judge Marcelo Martínez De Giorgi cancels trial order against vice-president related to a chapter of the 'Cuadernos' notebooks graft case related to the Techint multinational. De Vido also among beneficiaries.
20-06-2020 09:15 Former Brazilian federal judge Sérgio Moro – who resigned as Justice and Public Security minister in late April, criticising President Jair Bolsonaro for “political interference” as he quit his post – on Lava Jato, corruption and censorship.
04-06-2020 14:09 Prosecutors in Ecuador carried out 37 raids Wednesday in Guayaquil and the capital of Quito, detaining 17 people suspected of overcharging for supplies, influence peddling and criminal organisation.
04-06-2020 01:44 New series "El Presidente," brought to life by Argentine writer Armando Bo, is a witheringly satirical take on the 2015 "Fifagate" corruption scandal. Oh, and it's 'narrated' by Julio Grondona, from beyond the grave...
30-05-2020 10:43 Alberto has shown no signs of wanting to be his own man, whoever he may be. Far from rebelling against Cristina’s tutelage, he seems afraid to do anything that might displease her.
27-05-2020 13:20 Even amid a global pandemic, there’s no sign that corruption is slowing down in Latin America. Perhaps the biggest case is in Bolivia, where the health minister was arrested amid allegations that officials bought 170 ventilators at inflated prices.
24-05-2020 08:52 Fresh from forming a new government after more than 500 days of electoral deadlock, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning a new battle in a court Jerusalem – to stay out of prison.
16-05-2020 09:09 Stories that caught our eye in the last seven days.
16-05-2020 08:57 The institutional monstrosity of allowing governments to choose anti-corruption officials entirely in the presidential (or vice-presidential) pocket puts both sides on the same sordid level.
15-05-2020 15:38 Argentina’s Anti-Corruption Office says it is withdrawing as a plaintiff in the Hotesur and Los Sauces hotels money-laundering case involving Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her two children.
29-04-2020 18:15 Criminal Cassation Court orders revival of all federal cases where there are arrests including corruption, crimes against humanity, slavery and drug-trafficking, saying it wants to avoid "the passage of time becoming a denial of justice."