President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday accused Brazilian prosecutors and the media of targeting his son in a corruption probe as an attempt to damage his administration, challenging critics to ”come at me.''
A Brazilian court ordered former president Michel Temer's release from jail with conditions on Tuesday, less than a week after he was detained for a second time in a case related to a corruption scandal that has ensnared several high-profile South American politicians.
A Peruvian judge on Tuesday sentenced former Lima mayor Susana Villaran to 18 months' preventive detention for accepting illegal campaign funds from Brazilian construction firms Odebrecht and OAS. The Odebrecht bribery scandal, which has washed through Latin America, runs deep in Peru, where the country's last four presidents are accused of receiving illegal payoffs.
Former President Michel Temer was ordered to return to jail by a federal judge on Wednesday while he is investigated in several cases of alleged corruption. Temer’s lawyer, Eduardo Carnelos, told Globo Television that he could only “lament” the court’s decision. He said Temer would have to present himself to authorities Thursday.
Perú’s former president, Alan García, died in a hospital on Wednesday at noon after shoting himself in the head when he was to be arrested by the police at his home in Lima.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he will create a Robin Hood institute to return to the people the ill-gotten wealth seized from corrupt politicians and gangsters.
Crime-fighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to state oil firm Petrobras in which around 700 million Swiss francs (US$ 701 million) remain frozen in Switzerland.
Argentina's “King of Meat”, the businessman Alberto Samid, was arrested Friday in the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize after fleeing Argentina in late March.
Brazil's former president Michel Temer was hit with corruption charges on Friday, just a day after being charged in a separate graft case, the federal prosecutors office in Rio de Janeiro said.
Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.