Corruption culture made in Latin America

Corruption blocks the ability of governments to provide basic services to citizens, undermines people's trust in democracy and is often tied to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering. Is our culture the birth place for this outrageous phenomenon?

2,000 march in Sao Paulo against corruption

About 2,000 people marched on Sunday in Sao Paulo to protest corruption and support Operation Car Wash, which for more than two years has been investigating the diversion of funds within the state-run oil company, Petrobras.

The cost for LatAm: Corruption

Each and every country on the region pays a price for their corrupt official, in Mexico its 9% of their GDP and in Colombia its 4%. To what extent does it hinder development?

Lula da Silva a juicio

El juez que investiga el gigantesco escándalo de corrupción en la petrolera brasileña Petrobras aceptó la denuncia por corrupción y lavado de dinero contra el expresidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

‘Lula’ charged with corruption

Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president who has wielded influence across Latin America for decades

Brazil: Eduardo Cunha resigns

The controversial Brazilian politician who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, Eduardo Cunha, has resigned from his post as speaker of the lower house of Congress.

Latam's anticorruption feeling: Stop stealing

Corruption has long been endemic in Latin America. Voters have tolerated politicians who “steal but get things done” (an epithet first applied to a populist governor of São Paulo in the 1940s)

A recipe to fight corruption in Latin America

An old joke about Latin America’s corruption that is making the rounds on the Internet says government officials from several countries were asked the same question: “Honestly, what’s your opinion about hunger in the rest of the world?”

The Cost of Corruption in Latin America

Guatemalans are steaming. Crowds of them have poured into the streets this month --  some 60,000 on May 16 alone  -- to protest  corruption and demand the ouster of President Otto Perez Molina.