15th August 2019
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that his predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, is not under investigation in a probe into suspected corruption that has ensnared one of Pena Nieto’s former cabinet ministers. On Tuesday, a judge ordered that former Social Development Minister Rosario Robles be detained pending… Read More
14th August 2019
A judge ordered a former Mexican Cabinet minister to be detained pending a trial over suspected losses to taxpayers, her lawyer said on Tuesday, opening a new front in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s campaign to eradicate corruption. The detention of former social development minister Rosario Robles is likely to… Read More
13th August 2019
The money, tens of millions of dollars of it, would flow among Jeffrey Epstein’s dozens of bank accounts, shell companies and, at times, charities linked to high-powered friends. Where was the money going? What was it for? Who was actually sending and receiving it? A convicted pedophile and accused sex… Read More
13th August 2019
Donald Trump’s executive order last week to shield Venezuelan assets in the U.S. was supposed to be a blow to the Maduro regime. Instead, it’s left Treasury officials grumbling and investors more puzzled than ever. The source of the confusion is Houston-based refiner Citgo Holding, Venezuela’s crown jewel abroad,… Read More
13th August 2019
The B.C. government is suing to seize properties in the B.C. Interior that it alleges were linked to a $200-million-plus international stock fraud. In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court this month, the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office alleges a $1.6-million house on Mission Ridge Road in Kelowna and a… Read More
13th August 2019
By Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California, Hastings Guatemala’s next leader will be Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former national prison director. With 58% of votes, Giammettei beat former first lady Sandra Torres by 16 points in the second round of Guatemala’s election on Aug. 11. It was his… Read More
12th August 2019
Mexico is considering a ban on the use of cash for purchasing gasoline and to pay for tolls as a way to fight tax evasion and money laundering, according to people with direct knowledge of the discussions. The plan, which has been discussed between the banking industry and the government,… Read More
12th August 2019
It was a typically hot Saturday afternoon in Aruba when Rafael González Zambrano thought he had completed a routine operation, one he had been doing for about seven years already. After declaring the goods he was carrying, the Venezuelan-born man with a Dutch passport was escorted to his plane by… Read More
12th August 2019
Five years ago, everything changed in Latin America—or so it seemed. Investigations into a money-laundering operation in Brazil beginning in 2014 revealed a massive bribery scheme involving energy and construction companies. The “Car Wash” scandal saw dozens jailed and billions of dollars in fines—and implicated politicians in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and… Read More
9th August 2019
Lacking resources and organization, authorities in Uruguay are struggling to combat global drug trafficking. The country has become an increasingly important hub for drug smugglers as a result. “Uruguay is not looking too good in this matter,” Enrique Canon, head of Uruguay’s top customs authority, said after the recent discovery… Read More