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.1 comment
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.1 comment
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.
Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner was charged in yet another corruption investigation on Monday, in this case over the fraudulent import of liquid gas. Judge Claudio Bonadio, who Cristina Kirchner accuses of political persecution, requested that the ex-president be placed in pre-trial detention, but her partial immunity as a senator shields her from imprisonment.
Franco Macri's dealings with the former Kirchnerite governments amount to a crime, Argentine president Mauricio Macri declared on Sunday in a wide-ranging primetime interview that touched on corruption, influence peddling, the October elections, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's legal situation and his recently deceased father, Franco.
Ex-Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left on Thursday for Cuba to assist her 29-year-old daughter Florencia, who is receiving medical treatment. In a dramatic video posted on her Twitter, the senator for Buenos Aires province said that her daughter was suffering from ”severe health problems” and began special treatment in Cuba last December.
Prosecutors raided locations across the Netherlands on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the alleged use of shell companies to distribute US$ 100 million in bribes on behalf of Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA.