26th May 2016
The president of Brazil's Senate was put on the defensive with the release of a secretly recorded conversation that reveals him proposing to weaken one of the key tools prosecutors have used to catch politicians and businessmen in a sweeping corruption scandal. Read More
26th May 2016
Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters. Read More
25th May 2016
Ripples from Brazil’s giant graft probe are reaching Pittsburgh, where U.S. Steel Corp. is looking into accusations that one of its local ventures paid bribes. Read More
24th May 2016
Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer's government faced its first major crisis Monday when a key minister stepped aside following a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe. Read More
24th May 2016
Switzerland’s top financial regulator warned the risk of money-laundering has risen in Switzerland in recent years as the watchdog said it’s preparing to penalize six Swiss banks over their ties to alleged corruption in Malaysia and Brazil. Read More
24th May 2016
A senior minister in Brazil’s interim government has said he would step down after being accused of plotting to curb a huge corruption investigation. Read More
23rd May 2016
Brazil’s Planning Minister Romero Juca on Monday dismissed local media reports that allegedly implicated him in a sweeping corruption probe and reiterated he is fit to continue his work as part of Acting President Michel Temer’s cabinet. Read More
19th May 2016
A one-time chief of staff for the former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday for corruption, money-laundering and conspiracy in a vast bribery scandal at the state-run oil company. Read More
18th May 2016
Brazil's new Minister of Transparency and Oversight said he was suspending negotiations of leniency agreements sought by engineering and construction companies caught up in a massive corruption investigation. Read More
11th May 2016
Corruption is under the spotlight in much of Latin America today. Senators in Brazil will vote Wednesday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who is accused of hiding a budgetary deficit to help her win re-election in 2014. But Brazil is far from alone. An anti-corruption wave seems to be sweeping across the region. Last year, Guatemala's former president, Otto Perez Molina, went to jail after a corruption scandal engulfed his government. Now leaders and dealmakers in Argentina, Chile and Venezuela are also being exposed for their own bribery or corruption scandals. Read More