US Federal Judge Thomas Hixson ordered former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to surrender to marshalls in the Californian city of San Jose next Friday, April 21, at 9 am local time for his extradition to Lima to face corruption charges in another spinoff of the Odebrecht case in his country. In the meantime, Toledo will be housed in a jail in the Californian county of San Mateo.
The trial against former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, his wife Nadine Heredia, and other defendants in the local version of the Lava Jato case started in Lima Monday.
A United States Judge Tuesday gave the green light for the extradition of former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to his country, where he is under trial for alleged corruption, it was reported.
Chile's Progressive Party (PRO) leader Marco Enríquez Ominami Monday announced he would run for the country's presidency, which dealt an unexpected blow to the centre-left's efforts following the launch of Christian Democrat Yasna Provoste's candidacy Saturday.
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.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has ended the country's biggest-ever corruption probe, “Operation Car Wash,” as there is “no more corruption in the government.”
Prosecutors in Brazil's sprawling Car Wash corruption investigation on Monday charged former President Lula da Silva with money laundering, less than a year after the country's top court ordered him freed from jail while he appealed his conviction in another case.
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.
Mexico’s president said an “abusive” ethane supply deal he has pushed to cancel between a consortium backed by Brazilian firm Odebrecht and Mexican state oil firm Pemex had likely cost taxpayers around 15 billion pesos (US$ 683 million).
A corruption scandal shaking Mexico's political elite intensified on Thursday as a leaked document containing a raft of allegations raised pressure on several former presidents and senior officials.