The coronavirus pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said in its annual Global Corruption Barometer report for the EU, pointing out that health care has become a hotspot for corruption.Add your comment!
The Peruvian public prosecutor's office has requested that conservative presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori be remanded in custody for failing to comply with “the obligations imposed by the Criminal Court of Appeals” by meeting with one of the witnesses in her alleged money laundering trial during a press conference, which she was prohibited from doing. The request is contained in a document circulating since Thursday with the signature of the prosecutor in charge of the Lava Jato case in Peru, José Domingo Pérez.
On Sunday next week, Mexicans will be electing hundreds of legislators and other state and local officials with the election attracting the attention of the latest edition of The Economist, which describes president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his policies as dangerous populism. The leading piece of The Economist has been met with outrage and ridicule in Mexico since the magazine insists Mexicans should absolutely not vote for Morena, the party of the incumbent president.
Former Uruguayan Vicepresident Raúl Sendic Rodríguez was handed down an 18-month suspended jail sentence Thursday for abuse of office and embezzlement.
Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), the sole Central American serving in Congress and Co-Chair of the Central Americans Caucus, today praised a list prepared and released at her request by the U.S. State Department identifying corrupt officials in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Former conservative Senator Jaime Orpis has been bestowed Friday with the dubious honour of becoming Chile's first-ever politician to be handed down a jail sentence for his involvement in acts of corruption.
An Argentine court Tuesday granted parole to Former Argentine Public Works Secretary José López, who is serving a 7.5-year jail sentence for his involvement in what became known as the bags of money case.
Argentina's top penal court of appeals Tuesday acquitted former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2008-2015) and her aide Axel Kiciloff of all charges in the so-called future dollar case, because there had been no damage to the State, and that economic policy issues are not subject to prosecution.
The US State Department was particularly critical of Argentina in its annual report on the state of human rights in the world in 2020 released Tuesday.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday (March 1) and handed a three-year prison sentence after a court in Paris convicted him for trying to illegally influence a judge during his time in office.