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Brazil protesters demand anti-corruption drive go 'all the way'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians furious at corruption took to the streets Sunday to support a politically explosive probe into high-level embezzlement and bribery.

Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified documents to avoid paying customs duties.

Anti-corruption fever rages on eve of Brazil protests

Rio De Janeiro - A lot's rotten in Brazil -- from politics to tainted meat exports -- and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust Sunday.

'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal: minister

Bras - Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten product was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister said Thursday "the worst of the process is over.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Brazilian meat health inspector: 'I'm a carnivore'

Rio De Janeiro - In the midst of a rotten meat scandal threatening one of Brazil's biggest industries, the three government scientists showed little concern at a pile of minced beef on a lab tray.

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Bras - The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

Brazil president calls emergency meeting over tainted meat scandal

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer called an emergency ministerial meeting for Sunday to deal with a growing scandal over the safety of meat and poultry sold at home and abroad by the world's leading supplier.

Brazil graft probe has more than 100 politicians in crosshairs

Bras - Brazil's prosecutor general wants to investigate more than 100 politicians as part of the massive Petrobras corruption probe, a source close to the case said.The latest list of suspects in the highly explosive case remains secret.

Mexico authorities complicit in mass grave: prosecutor

Coatzacoalcos - The top prosecutor for the blood-stained Mexican state of Veracruz accused authorities here Thursday of being complicit in recently discovered mass graves containing at least 242 bodies.

Brazil's graft scandal heats up with 83 new probes sought

Bras - Brazil's prosecutor general sought to open probes against scores of politicians in a dramatic widening of an already vast graft scandal shaking Latin America's biggest country.

Colombia's Santos apologizes over Odebrecht campaign funds

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized Tuesday over funding for his 2010 election campaign from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, saying he had been unaware of the payments at the time.

Brazil's Lula denies obstructing corruption probe

Bras - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva denied in court Tuesday that he tried to obstruct a giant corruption probe shaking Brazilian politics.

Brazil's capital on edge ahead of corruption probes

Bras - Brazil's capital is on edge ahead of the expected opening of scores of corruption cases this week against sitting and former politicians in a crisis that could threaten President Michel Temer's rule.

South Korea's Moon rising after Park sank

Seoul - The front-runner to succeed South Korea's impeached president Park Geun-Hye after her dismissal over a corruption scandal is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer.

Argentina ex-leader fends off graft claims in court

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner fended off corruption allegations in court on Tuesday, claiming she was the victim of "judicial persecution" at a politically delicate time for the recession-hit country.

900 mn in Asia had to pay bribes in last year: report

Bangkok - More than a quarter of people living in Asia had to pay a bribe while trying to access a public service in the past year, a watchdog said Tuesday, calling on governments to root out endemic graft in the region.

Peru president targeted in Odebrecht bribery probe

- Peruvian prosecutors ordered Monday investigations into President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's possible links to an international corruption scandal involving construction firm Odebrecht.

Argentina ex-leader's children questioned over graft

Buenos Aires - A son and daughter of Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner went before a judge on Monday in a corruption scandal embroiling one of the country's most powerful families.

Brazil's Odebrecht paid Colombian rebels protection money: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's scandal-ridden construction giant Odebrecht paid FARC guerrillas hundreds of thousands of dollars to refrain from attacking their Colombian construction sites, the weekly Veja reported Saturday.

Tunisia convicts Ben Ali in 'Mariah Carey case'

Tunis - Former Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison for corruption in connection with concerts given by US pop diva Mariah Carey, the prosecutors' office told AFP late Friday.

Senegalese mayor faces investigation over $2.85m fraud

Dakar - The mayor of Senegal's capital is facing a judicial probe into the disappearance of 1.83 billion CFA francs ($2.85 million) in city funds, the country's top prosecutor said Friday.

Brazilian president faces new corruption claims

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer faced new allegations Thursday of receiving millions of dollars in illicit funding during his campaign as then vice president in 2014.

Kremlin critic Navalny links Medvedev to property empire

Moscow - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday accused Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property empire including mansions, yachts and vineyards financed by oligarchs through a network of shadowy non-profit organisations.

Under-fire Argentina president vows new ethics laws

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, under fire for allegedly abusing his position for personal benefit, vowed Wednesday to sign laws on ethics in public office and on business conflicts of interest.

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker.

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker.

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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