The company and Brazilian petrochemical firm, Braskem, have agreed to pay at least $3.5bn (£2.8bn) to the authorities in the US, Brazil and Switzerland.
A justice on Brazil’s Supreme Court on Monday night removed the powerful head of the Senate from his post, as tensions have escalated between Congress and the judiciary
Decenas de miles de brasileños realizaron protestas callejeras contra una votación que, según ellos, amenaza con socavar una importante investigación contra la corrupción.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians have joined street protests against a vote which they say threatens to undermine a major anti-corruption investigation.
A scandal and a further contraction of the economy make things difficult for the government
Congress passes bill with changes that would help shield lawmakers from prosecution, angering investigators, as nation grapples with deadly plane crash
Brazil's President Michel Temer has said he will block attempts to approve controversial legislation giving amnesty to politicians who received illegal donations for their campaigns.
Over the past several years, both Brazil and Guatemala have been rocked by revelations of widespread corruption at the highest levels of government.
A congressional commission in Venezuela says that a staggering $70 billion has been siphoned off from public institutions
Eduardo Cunha, expresidente de la Cámara de Diputados de Brasil y considerado el "arquitecto" del juicio político a Dilma Rousseff, está detenido.
The former speaker of the lower house of the Brazilian Congress, Eduardo Cunha, has been arrested in connection with a major corruption investigation.
An Argentine ex-minister has said that almost $9m he had tried to hide in a convent had come from politics.
Former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to go on trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras, court documents show.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a motion on Thursday with the UN Human Rights Council accusing authorities in the South American nation of mounting a “judicial persecution”
Lula is convinced that the proposal for a referendum on new presidential elections, advocated by some senators allied with Rousseff, is not enough to reverse the impeachment.
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Brazil's chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot is seeking permission to have top politicians from the governing PMDB party arrested
The anti-corruption minister in Brazil's interim government has resigned, after a recording suggested he tried to derail an investigation into the state oil company, Petrobras.
As the Petrobras investigation has expanded, so too has the fear factor in Brasília. Certain members of Brazil's congress are accused of collaborating with company officials and contractors to extract bribes.
Planning minister Romero Jucá was recorded saying ‘We have to change the government’ as the only means to stop a sweeping corruption investigation
Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a government injunction aimed at preventing an impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has suffered a blow to her hopes of staving off impeachment proceedings, after a committee voted they should go ahead.
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A long recession, corruption scandals and huge protests have pushed the Brazilian government to the brink of collapse
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The commander of Brazil's army vowed it would ensure stability in the face of a political crisis that threatens to topple the government
More than 2 million Brazilians are set to lose unemployment benefits by June, data obtained by Reuters show, threatening to erode support for embattled President Dilma Rousseff among her core working class supporters when she needs them most.
Dilma Rousseff’s chances of remaining in office are diminishing by the day. On march 18th the clock started ticking for Dilma Rousseff. The lower house of Brazil’s Congress voted to start the impeachment process against the president
Brazilians have protested in several cities against President Dilma Rousseff after she named her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, chief of staff.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged in a money laundering investigation led by Sao Paulo state prosecutors, intensifying scrutiny of the politician questioned in a separate federal graft probe last week.
Former brasilian president Lula da Silva says he has nothing to fear and condemns police investigation into his alleged links to corruption at oil firm.
Brazil's federal police have included former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in an investigation into the possible use of bribes to influence the passage of legislation benefiting the auto sector
Ahuisculco residents urge officials to designate mountain spring area as off limits to development.
Plans for Honduras in 2016 include the proposed creation of a new government body to combat endemic corruption. The MACCIH’s mandate will be to tackle widespread corruption and impunity within the country.
South America is a vast continent of light, yet it has a dark soul. Nestled in its political class, like a snake from the rain forest, corruption poisons the core of government.
In a state seized by a dramatic surge in drug dealing, Bal Harbour police were about to take their controversial sting operation far outside Florida. Police wired drug money to known drug traffickers, money launderers; Hundreds of thousands went to man who is now top aide to President Nicolás Maduro
The numbers were down from previous protests, but that was slight relief for Dilma Rousseff. Anger over the stuttering economy and political scandals is fueling calls for the ouster of Ms. Rousseff, who has three years to go in her presidential term.
IN OCTOBER Chileans discovered that for ten years they had paid over the odds for toilet paper because of a cartel linking the dominant suppliers, CMPC, a Chilean multinational paper and pulp firm, and a smaller rival.
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