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Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - March 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Wednesday at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous…

FIFA wants former officials, including Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li, to pay back millions
Corruption
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Corruption
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FIFA wants former officials, including Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li, to pay back millions

Eric Bernadeau | AFP - March 16, 2016

ZURICH, Switzerland – FIFA on Wednesday sought tens of millions of dollars in damages from the "sordid" officials facing charges in the United States over mass bribery scandals that have rocked…

Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - March 15, 2016

The worries for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seem to have no end. On March 3, a newsmagazine published what it said were accusations by a onetime…

CICIG
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Brother of Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti, 12 others arrested for fraud

AFP - February 23, 2016

https://twitter.com/soy_502/status/702173651030900736 GUATEMALA CITY – The brother of Guatemala's former Vice President Roxana Baldetti and 12 others were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving contracting an Israeli company…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…

Costa Rica police chief accused of illegally detaining US expats subject to court-ordered restrictions
Corruption
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Corruption
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Costa Rica police chief accused of illegally detaining US expats subject to court-ordered restrictions

The Tico Times - July 6, 2015

A Costa Rican court placed new restrictions on a recently retired Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) chief accused of illegally detaining U.S. expats in the central Pacific town…

Thousands attend anti-corruption march against Honduras president
Corruption
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Corruption
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Thousands attend anti-corruption march against Honduras president

María Isabel Sánchez and Noe Leiva / AFP - June 28, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández…

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina could face impeachment
Corruption
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Corruption
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Guatemala’s Pérez Molina could face impeachment

Louisa Reynolds - June 14, 2015

Recommended: In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals President Otto Pérez Molina’s future is in the hands of five congressmen after the Supreme Court gave…

Latin America sees the economic toll of corruption
Corruption
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Corruption
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Latin America sees the economic toll of corruption

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg - May 25, 2015

Guatemalans are steaming. Crowds of them have poured into the streets this month — some 60,000 on May 16 alone — to protest corruption and demand the…

Perceived corruption actually corrupts, says development bank survey
Corruption
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Corruption
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Perceived corruption actually corrupts, says development bank survey

The Tico Times - April 3, 2015

The perception of corruption leads to actual corruption, according to a Costa Rica-based survey from the Inter-American Development Bank. The survey found a “statistically significant” increase in…