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Tag: Chile corruption

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2017 - 17:35 UTC

    Petrobras scandal reaches Chile: Bachelet denies receiving any financial support

    A story published by Veja said a former member of Brazil's Workers Party and an ex CEO had linked Bachelet to OAS as part of the corruption investigation. (Pic AP)

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday denied reports she received financial support for her 2013 campaign from a construction conglomerate that is involved in Brazil's huge Petrobras corruption scandal. Grupo OAS is among dozens of Brazilian companies that are embroiled in a kickback scheme that is the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history.

  • Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:16 UTC

    Bachelet in tears admits 'painful' ordeal after formal tax fraud charges against her daughter in law

    The case came to light a year ago and shocked the public in Chile, which is ranked by Transparency International as one of the least corrupt countries in Latam

    A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a “painful” ordeal. The case first came to light a year ago and has shocked the public in Chile, which is ranked by Transparency International as one of the least corrupt countries in Latin America.

  • Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 06:20 UTC

    Chilean congress makes unprecedented mea culpa on several corruption cases

    “I recognize that many times we have not lived up to what the citizenry expected of us”, said Senate President Patricio Walker, in a ceremony in Valparaiso

    The Chilean Congress made an unprecedented mea culpa on Tuesday for a series of corruption cases involving lawmakers that have eroded public confidence in the institution. In the first review of the state of the Congress in its 204-year history, lawmakers acknowledged the damage caused by corruption, including accusations of tax fraud leveled against four opposition figures, two of them members of Congress.