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Brazilian President Blasts Diplomats Helping Corrupt Bolivian Politician

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday denounced the decision by one of her country's diplomats to help a Bolivian senator accused of corruption sneak into Brazil. continue reading »

Justice Department, Puerto Rico Sign Agreement to Reform Police

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed on Wednesday an agreement in San Juan with the Puerto Rican government to reform the island's police department, thus settling the Justice Department's suit against the PRPD for civil rights violations. continue reading »

Top 5 Latin American Countries Known for Corruption

Transparency International's
 "Global Corruption Barometer 2013," which claims to be the biggest survey tracking world-wide public opinion on corruption. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Senator on Corruption Charges

A San Juan judge on Wednesday found cause to order the arrest of Puerto Rican former Sen. Antonio "El Chuchin" Soto on 26 counts of aggravated misappropriation of funds and falsifying documents. continue reading »

Ex-Officials Face Corruption Charges in Mexico

A Mexican judge ordered eight former officials to stand trial for massive cost overruns in the construction of a monument in this capital. The defendants are all erstwhile employees of III Servicios, a subsidiary of state oil monopoly Pemex. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Investigating Former President Lula for Corruption

The Brazilian Federal Police confirmed Friday that it has opened a new investigation of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's possible involvement in corruption. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Says $151 Million Missing From State Coffers

The governor of the southern Mexican state of Tabasco said Friday that an audit of his predecessor's administration detected 1.9 billion pesos ($151 million) in missing funds. continue reading »

Spain Would Rather Have International Image of Poverty Than Corruption

Fifty-two percent of Spaniards see political corruption as the worst blot on Spain's image abroad, a survey released Friday shows. continue reading »

Experts Say Widespread Corruption Amongst Mexican Police is Tolerated

Police officers renting their patrol cars and uniforms to criminals, and paying supervisors for a particular beat are some of the common corrupt practices that occur in Mexico, where there is widespread social acceptance of corruption, experts said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 158 Polices with Ties to Organized Crime

Federal and state agents arrested 158 municipal police in the northern Mexican state of Durango for alleged ties to organized crime, officials said. continue reading »

Colombia Investigating Drug Ring Within Military

Colombia's Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into drug trafficking by the military after seven soldiers - including a major - were arrested with a total of more than 100 kilos of marijuana in their possession. continue reading »

Convicted Defendant Accuses Former Brazilian President Lula of Corruption

A major corruption case unfolding before Brazil's Supreme Court once again cast a shadow over President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accused by one of the convicted defendants of having been behind it all and of personally profiting from it. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Rodolfo Torre Cantu Met With El Lazca in 2004

In the investigation against former Governors of Tamaulipas, a protected witness told the Attorney General that Rodolfo Torre Cantu, the gubernatorial candidate assassinated in 2010, was with Eugene Hernandez and Tomas Yarrington who met in 2004 with the leader of Los Zetas , Heriberto Lazcano "El Lazca". continue reading »

Brazilian Operation Arrests 59 Cops For Ties To Drug Organization

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday arrested 59 police officers accused of ties to drug-trafficking organizations based in this metropolis. continue reading »

Colombians Arrested for Selling Sensitive U.S. Information to Drug Traffickers

Earlier this week in Bogotá, two Colombian nationals were arrested for obstructing justice by selling sensitive and confidential U.S. law enforcement information to a narcotics trafficker concerning prosecutions in New York. The arrests are the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Mexico Arrests 7 Federal Officials for Aiding Sinaloa Cartel

Mexican authorities announced the arrest of seven federal government employees who allegedly aided and abetted the Sinaloa drug cartel, headed by notorious fugitive Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Retired Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo will combine his function as security adviser to Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto with that of director of the Latin American Citizenship Institute, which seeks to "wipe out the culture of illegality." continue reading »

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

The Socialist mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, Francisco Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Had Highest Number of Corruption Cases in the U.S. in 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office brought 130 prosecutions for official corruption in 2011, more than any one of the country's 92 other judicial districts, according to a report from the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. continue reading »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Mexican Governor Charged with Drug Trafficking

Mexican authorities are looking for the former governor of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, with the help of Interpol, Attorney General Marisela Morales said Wednesday. continue reading »