Category: Corruption

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Brazil Corruption Probe Ensnares Rio Olympics Chief

The head of Brazil’s Olympics committee has been detained for his alleged role in a bribery scheme to win the bid for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a scandal that illustrates the multilayered nature of systematized graft in Brazil.

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Report Unmasks ‘State Terror’ of Venezuela Security Forces

A new investigation provides damning evidence of abuses and criminality associated with a controversial security initiative in Venezuela, adding to mounting concerns about the government’s support for the program.

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Public Outcry Forces Guatemala Congress to Backtrack on ‘Impunity Pact’

Guatemala’s congress is backtracking on an attempt to weaken anti-corruption efforts following massive public outcry and a rapid response by the country’s highest court, indicating that while international pressure has not seemed to deter corrupt political elites from attempting to shield themselves, widespread domestic outrage might.

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Amid Elite Crime Scandals, CentAm Continues Anti-Gang Focus

Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days during coinciding operations, but their willingness to mount such large-scale efforts against gangs has not been matched by an equivalent committment to tackle recent allegations of serious official corruption.