corruption in Latin America

Battling the scourge of corruption in Latin America

Much of the continent is mired in financial scandals, but a Brazilian probe has illustrated that public institutions can still fight back

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Supreme Court OKs investigation into Brazil president

Brazil’s Supreme Court  authorized an investigation into allegations the nation’s head of state encouraged the payment of bribes

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Equatorial Guinea and its violence against Paraguayan women

Sexual violence is not a new topic for Latin America, however, women trade is getting worse in Paraguay with the illegal support from politic figures in Equatorial Guinea.

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The economics of human trafficking in Latin America

Human trafficking has very real ties with economic development. How can Latin-American countries deal with it?

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Is there slavery in Latin America?

The stolen freedom of hundreds of people, mostly women, is one of the Latin America’s hurdles nowadays.

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Mental health problems as consequence of human trafficking

Bad mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts are common among children and adolescents who have been trafficked for forced labor or sexual exploitation.

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Will Peru's reconstruction bring less corruption and more transparency?

Peruvian government declared reconstruction as a key element of its economic growth. However, it depends on transparency and efficiency.

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Protests sweeping Latam show rising antigovernment anger

Nearly every nation in South America has been jolted by large protests or violent clashes in recent weeks, a continental surge of anti-government anger unlike anything in years.

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Colombians are fed up with corruption

Colombians Are Fed Up With Corruption, And Everyone Seems To Be Under Investigation

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Colombia forces struggle to root out coca

Colombia is ranked by the United Nations as the world's biggest producer of coca -- the raw material for cocaine

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Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’

A Brazilian judge has revealed the names of dozens of politicians to be investigated over alleged involvement in a huge bribery scandal.

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Colombia investigating 100,000 state corruption cases

There are 100,848 cases of corruption in which state entities are allegedly involved.

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Peru’s President says Climate-Change and flood prep is more urgent than ever

Rebuilding needs to tame coastal rivers to prevent flooding. GDP seen rebounding to 4%-5% growth in 2018 on reconstruction

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Panama Papers: One year later

At least 150 inquiries or investigations have been launched in 79 countries, with authorities examining many cases for possible tax evasion or money laundering

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Coca expansion, drug production in Latin America further strain U.S. ties

Bolivia is doubling the amount of land devoted to coca production, while Colombia says illegal production of the plant used to produce cocaine has spiked to its highest levels in at least two decades. R

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Brazil’s leaders see way out of scandal: Amnesty

This week, Brazil’s prosecutor general requested new investigations into dozens of politicians based on plea-bargain testimony from executives at Odebrecht

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Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal

Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open 83 new investigations into politicians as part of a long-running corruption probe involving state oil giant Petrobras

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The Odebrecht scandal and its pressure on Colombia’s corrupt politics

The uncovered corruption includes an alleged $11.1 million in bribes in Colombia so far

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Peru Anti-Corruption office calls for probe of Garcia, Kuczynski

Odebrecht admitted in a US court that between 2005-2014 in Peru it paid $29 million in bribes to land public works projects.

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How much corruption costs to Colombia?

In Colombia, corruption is a serious obstacle for the country’s growth.

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Corruption, a heavy weight pulling down Latin America’s Economy

Corruption has been identified as the world’s biggest obstacle to economic and social development; In Latin America, a region with some of the most corrupt countries in the world

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How much corruption costs to Colombia?

Is estimated that in two decades corruption has costs about COP189 billion, which represents 4% of the country’s GDP of that time.

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