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Ex-Peru president Kuczynski undergoes heart surgery

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Former Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski remains under preliminary detention over money laundering charges

Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018), sentenced to 10 days of preliminary detention over money laundry allegations, is pictured during the appeal hearing, at the Peruvian National Appeal Court in Lima on April 15, 2019. - Peruvian prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal, request the preventive detention of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, his former secretary Gloria Jesús Kisic and his driver José Luis Bernaola. (Photo by Luka GONZALES / AFP)

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011

ARRESTED. Handout picture distributed by Peruvian Judiciary showing Keiko Fujimori, opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, being escorted by police officers in a Judiciary office, in Lima, following her arrest on October 10, 2018, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. AFP PHOTO / PERUVIAN JUDICIARY-JUAN CARLOS VIVAS

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:32 PM

'I am not going to abdicate my honor, my values or my responsibilities as president. I won't run, I won't hide nor do I have any reason to do so,' says Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

MR PRESIDENT. In this file photo, then Peruvian President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski participates in a meeting with the foreign press in Lima, on July 26, 2016. File photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Fleeing Maduro critic says Venezuela now lawless

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega accuses Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in a massive corruption scheme at Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht

Venezuela's fugitive former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, one of President Nicolas Maduro's most vocal critics, invited by Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot, speaks during a conference with representatives from the Latin American regional trading alliance Mercosur, in Brasilia, on August 23, 2017. Ortega promised to use the international forum in Brazil to intensify corruption allegations against Maduro, who called for her arrest. Days after a dramatic escape from Venezuela, Ortega arrived in Brasilia promising to dish dirt on Maduro, who in turn asked Interpol to put out a "red notice" warrant for his critic.  / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA

Ex-chief of Brazil's Petrobras arrested in graft probe

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:43 PM

According to a statement ex chief of Petrobras Aldemir Bendine and associates are suspected of organizing bribes worth 3 million reais currently about 946 000 from construction conglomerate Odebrecht

ALDEMIR BENDINE. Aldemir Bendine speaks during a working breakfast with foreign correspondents at the company headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 15, 2015. File photo by Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Corruption probes target 9 Brazilian ministers

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:41 AM

The new probes threaten the stability of Temer s deeply unpopular government just as he struggles to enact austerity measures in a bid to pull Brazil out of a historic recession

CONTROVERSIAL. The headquarters of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras in the center of Rio de Janeiro, on January 21, 2016. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Brazil's graft scandal heats up with 83 new probes sought

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Brazil s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot requests permission to open 83 new corruption probes against politicians in an escalation of a vast graft scandal

CENTER OF CORRUPTION? The headquarters of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras in the center of Rio de Janeiro, on January 21, 2016. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Brazil's president digs in ahead of corruption time-bomb

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:39 AM

An embezzlement and bribery probe called Operation Car Wash has already shaken high level Brazilian politics for almost 3 years But far from winding down it s expected soon to escalate

Brazilian President Michel Temer attends the announcement of new funds for the school lunch program at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia on February 8, 2017. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil's Lula faces new corruption charges

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Brazil s ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces new corruption charges connected to a construction project involving his nephew in Angola in the latest threat to his comeback hopes

NEW CASE. Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the second congress of the IndustriALL Global Union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 4, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid – report

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Brazil s interim president Michel Temer asked Latin America s biggest construction tycoon now in jail for his role in a massive corruption scheme for millions of dollars in political donations a report says

Brazilian acting President Michel Temer talks with journalists of international press agencies at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on July 29, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Brazil police arrest dozens in anti-graft raids

Mar 22, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Federal police say they uncovered a parallel accounting system at Odebrecht that oversees the company s involvement in what investigators say is a multi billion dollar corruption scheme centered on state oil company Petrobras

Brazilian construction tycoon sentenced to 19 years prison

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Marcelo Odebrecht of the global construction company Odebrecht is unmasked as one of the main players in a bribes and embezzlement scheme that cost state oil company Petrobras at least 2 billion

MARCELO ODEBRECHT. Odebrecht construction company president, Marcelo Odebrecht, testifies in front of a group of deputies investigating corruption in the state-run oil company Petrobras, in Curitiba, Brazil, 01 September 2015. File Photo by Paulo Lisboa/EPA

What you need to know about Brazil's corruption scandal

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Here is a nutshell look at the probe code named Operation Car Wash and the mega scandal that it seeks to unravel

OPERATION CAR WASH. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva (C) is cheered by supporters after being released by Federal Police, at the headquarters of Workers' Party in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 4, 2016. Photo by Sebastiao Moreira/EPA