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Argentina's ex-president Kirchner in court over another corruption case

Buenos Aires - Beleaguered ex-president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court on Tuesday to answer questions relating to a money laundering case, a day after an Argentine judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted.

Thousands march in Guatemala to back anti-graft office, denounce president

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalan farmers marched peacefully in the capital Wednesday demanding that President Jimmy Morales quit and that a UN-backed anti-corruption office get a new lease on life.

Brazil judge rejects jailed ex-president Lula's appeal on election ban

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to overturn his ban on running in next month's elections.

Brazil judge rejects jailed ex-president Lula's appeal on election ban

Bras - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Thursday rejected an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to overturn his ban on running in next month's elections.

Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election

Curitiba - Leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will appeal his barring from October's elections to the United Nations and Brazil's Supreme Court, the man set to replace him on the ballot said Monday.

Former president Kirchner appears in Argentine court over corruption

Buenos Aires - Former president Cristina Kirchner appeared in court on Monday for the second time in relation to a corruption case that has rocked Argentina's political and business elites.

Guatemala's Jimmy Morales shuts down UN anti-corruption mission

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday announced he was shutting down a UN mission investigating corruption in his country, accusing it of interfering in its internal affairs.

Colombians fail to approve tough anti-corruption measures

Apo - Colombians on Sunday failed to approve rules that hardened punishment for corrupt officials, a measure sent to voters as a referendum after congress proved reluctant to implement stricter anti-graft measures.

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

Buenos Aires - Argentina's senate on Wednesday authorized investigators to search three homes belonging to former president Cristina Kirchner as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case.

Argentine senate to vote on Kirchner immunity

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers are to vote Wednesday on whether to allow investigators to search the homes of former president Cristina Kirchner as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case.

Defiant Kirchner before judge in sweeping anti-corruption probe

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner appeared before a judge leading a major probe into corruption under her government Monday, hitting out at what she described as "judicial persecutions" to rule her out of next year's elections.

Petrobras recovers $274 million from corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's state-owned oil major Petrobras said Thursday that it has recovered 1.034 billion reais ($274 million) in funds embezzled during a giant corruption scandal that badly damaged the company and upended Brazilian politics.

Peru president sacks justice minister over judicial corruption scandal

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dismissed Justice Minister Salvador Heresi on Friday after the publication of a series of audio recordings that sparked a scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.

Probe launched of judge who ordered Lula freed

Rio De Janeiro - Prosecutors in Brazil ordered an investigation Wednesday of the appellate judge who caused a legal mess over the weekend, unsuccessfully ordering former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Brazilian ex-billionaire sentenced to 30 years prison

Rio De Janeiro - Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption and money laundering over the massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.The 61-year-old was also fined 53 million reis ($13.

Jailed aide to Brazil's ex-president Lula gets temporary release

S - Brazil's Supreme Court granted Tuesday a former top aide to ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave from jail, where he is serving a nearly 31-year sentence for corruption.

Brazil's top court cancels ruling on Lula release

S - Brazil's Supreme Court has cancelled a ruling set for Tuesday on an appeal by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed from prison while he attempts to overturn his corruption sentence.

The Pena Nieto years: the reforms, the scandals, the Chapo

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto swept to office in 2012 as a youthful reformer with movie-star looks, but is preparing to leave it with a legacy marred by crime and corruption.

Brazil Workers' Party boss acquitted of corruption charges

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted the head of the once-dominant leftist Workers' Party of charges of corruption and money laundering.

Peru congress suspends Fujimori but leaves him alive politically

- Peru's congress suspended lawmaker Kenji Fujimori late Wednesday over corruption allegations but lacked a quorum to dismiss him as part of a fight with his sister for control of their father's political dynasty.

Peru Congress to decide on Fujimori son's political fate

- Peru's Congress will debate Wednesday whether to dismiss popular lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on corruption charges, the latest twist in his battle against his sister Keiko for control of their father's political dynasty.

Peru's powerful Fujimori siblings head for a split

- Keiko Fujimori heads Peru's most influential party -- but risks seeing it split and her presidential ambitions dashed following a nasty spat with her brother Kenji, a popular fellow lawmaker who is also eyeing the presidency.

Brazil's Lula lashes out at imprisonment, loses privileges

Bras - Brazil's leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday lashed out against his imprisonment for corruption but the government rejected his claim to have been victim of a "farce" and a judge stripped him of presidential privileges.

Salvador ex-president Saca to face trial for embezzlement

Sansalvador - A Salvadoran judge has decided to send former president Elias Antonio Saca and six ex-administration officials to trial over charges of embezzling $301 million in public funds, prosecutors said.

Peruvian judge temporarily freezes seizure of ex-president's home

- A Peruvian judge put a 30-day hold on orders to seize the home of ex-president Ollanta Humala as part of a corruption probe -- but the former leader was not notified until hours after he and his family had vacated the property on Tuesday.

Peruvian prosecutors seize ex-president's properties, bank accounts

- Peruvian prosecutors on Monday seized five properties and bank accounts belonging to former president Ollanta Humala, who was given until the end of the day to vacate his primary residence in Lima, his lawyers and prosecutors said.

Guatemalan shop owners march in support of president

Guatemala City - Thousands of shop owners in Guatemala City marched on Wednesday in support of President Jimmy Morales, who is accused of corruption for suspected illegal electoral campaign financing.

Peru ex-president Humala, wife leave detention

- Peruvian ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife have left preventative detention ahead of their corruption trial, authorities said Monday.The pair have been in prison since July awaiting trial on money laundering charges.

Peru ex-president Humala, wife leave detention

- Peruvian ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife have left preventative detention ahead of their corruption trial, authorities said Monday.The pair have been in prison since July awaiting trial on money laundering charges.

Red tape delays release of jailed Peruvian ex-president and wife

- Bureaucratic delays on Friday held up the release from preventative detention of Peruvian ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife, one day after the Constitutional Court said they can remain free while they await their corruption trial.
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