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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia committed suicide on Wednesday morning minutes after being handed a temporary warrant for his arrest. Garcia was linked to Brazil's Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Crimefighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras in which around US$ 701 million (700 million...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Judge Gabriela Hardt convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for renovation work carried out at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former Odebrecht executive stated on Wednesday that the construction conglomerate donated R$23 million to a slush fund to be used in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign of Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A legal cooperation agreement signed between Brazil and Argentina allows the courts of the neighboring country to use information from plea agreements signed by Odebrecht executives in the widespread...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Odebrecht announced it has signed a leniency deal with two of Brazil’s federal agencies, where it agrees to pay R$2.7 billion during the next twenty years for its role...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the state of Paraná (MPF-PR), launched today the 51st phase of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash Operation), focusing on corruption and money laundering...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva went on the attack on Wednesday calling his former finance minister and a key member of his staff, Antonio Palocci, cold and calculating....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Odebrecht executive, Fernando Migliaccio, told Lava Jato (Carwash) investigators during his plea bargaining testimony yesterday (May 16th) that the company used 30 to 40 foreign accounts for the payment...

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