Brazilian lawmaker Chico Rodrigues was forced to resign on Thursday from the Senate after police found cash hidden in his underwear during a search of his home.
Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation amid a spiraling corruption investigation in the heart of the Holy See.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that he was ready to request a referendum on whether to prosecute several of his predecessors accused of corruption. Lopez Obrador said that if campaigners fail to gather enough signatures in support of a people's consultation, he would ask the Senate for such a vote himself.
Luiz Fux assumed as chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court this week as the institution nears crucial rulings involving President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters and his eldest son. A top court justice since 2011, Fux is known for his tough stance against crime and his support of Operation Carwash, an investigation that has ensnared dozens of powerful businessmen and politicians over the past six years.
Brazil’s federal police were serving 25 search warrants as part of an investigation regarding foreign-exchange transactions done by oil company Petrobras between 2008 and 2011, according to a statement from federal prosecutors on Thursday.
A Brazilian court annulled one of nine criminal cases opened for alleged corruption against former President Lula da Silva because there was “insufficient evidence” to continue the process.
Brazil's High Court of Justice removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office on Friday, as police raided his official residence in a probe into accusations he stole emergency funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Two of South America's wealthiest brothers, the Bolivian-born airline magnates German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested this week in Brazil as part of the country's sweeping anti-corruption probe, Operation Car Wash.
Thousands of demonstrators across Argentina's main cities defied social distancing rules to answer calls to protest against a government announcement last Friday to extend containment measures in the Buenos Aires region until Aug 30 and to condemn a controversial reform of the judicial branch.
An unverified video showing piles of cash being handed to Mexican congressional staffers went viral on Monday, fuelling a corruption scandal that is already convulsing the country even as the clip's source and context remain unclear.