government corruption

Ecuador’s Vice President arrested and placed in pre-trial detention: How the Odebrecht Scandal has encompassed most of Latin America, and now Ecuador.

October 10, 2017
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In the latest development in a seemingly endless string of corruption discoveries and charges, Ecuador’s Vice President, Jorge Glas, has been placed by the Supreme Court into pre-trial detention while he is under investigation for his role in the vast Odebrecht scandal.

The World Awaits: Brazil’s Lower Congress Again Debates Taking President Michel Temer to Trial on Corruption Charges

October 4, 2017
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The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, once again faces the possibility of trial for corruption charges and even possibly impeachment for the second time since he came into office in August of 2016.

Uruguay: Not a "Buffering Society" anymore?

July 12, 2017
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“Que no estamos en el paraíso,

eso es algo que se puede apreciar,

cuando veo unos botijas pidiendo,

cuando veo un bichicome pasar.

Hay quien dice ‘esto es el culo del mundo,’

hay quien dice ‘como el Uruguay no hay,’

yo he cambiado tantas veces de idea,

que al final ya no sé qué pensar.”

Jorge Nasser

Terrorismo a la Mexicana

October 12, 2016
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El 11 febrero de 2014, en medio de la polémica generada por las llamadas “reformas estructurales” que el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto estaba impulsando, el senado mexicano aprobó la Ley Antiterrorista en una votación apresurada, de esas que suelen denominar fast track.

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