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Odebrecht agrees to pay Brazil government $700m over bribes

Bras - Corruption scandal-tainted construction giant Odebrecht has agreed to pay a multi-million dollar settlement to the Brazilian government for bribing public officials.The deal gives Odebrecht 22 years to complete the 2.

Venezuela's Maduro gave projects worth $4 bn to Odebrecht

S - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro awarded a Brazilian construction giant at the heart of a huge corruption scandal across Latin America almost $4 billion for public works in exchange for campaign donations, the newspaper Estado reported Sunday.

Petrobras ex-oil executive gets 11 years prison for corruption

Bras - A former head of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years prison as part of a vast corruption probe that has tainted much of the country's political and business elite.

Odebrecht scandal lands Colombian senator six years in prison

Bogota - An influential Colombian senator was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison Wednesday for his role in a corruption scandal which has ensnared politicians throughout Latin America.

Ecuador's jailed VP stripped of office

Quito - Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno confirmed on Wednesday that Jorge Glas, his vice president jailed for six years for graft, has been stripped of his office.

Ecuador's jailed VP to be stripped of office

Quito - Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas was to constitutionally lose his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months -- locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption.

Peru president quizzed over links to Brazil's Odebrecht

- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was questioned for four hours Thursday by anti-corruption prosecutors over his links to Odebrecht, a disgraced Brazilian construction firm that has admitted to bribing officials to secure public works contracts....

Peru president quizzed over links to Brazil's Odebrecht

- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was being questioned Thursday by anti-corruption prosecutors over his links to Odebrecht, a disgraced Brazilian construction firm that has admitted to bribing officials to secure public works contracts.

Corrupt Brazilian tycoon begins house arrest

S - Marcelo Odebrecht, the construction tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, was released from prison Tuesday to begin house arrest in his luxury Sao Paulo home.

Corrupt Brazilian tycoon freed for house arrest

Curitiba - Marcelo Odebrecht, the construction tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, was released from prison Tuesday to begin house arrest, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Ecuador congress opens proceedings on dismissing VP for graft

Quito - The congress of Ecuador voted Sunday to open proceedings on whether to fire Vice President Jorge Glas, who has been convicted of corruption.

Brazilian tycoon leaves prison, enters family feud

Rio De Janeiro - The good news for Marcelo Odebrecht, the tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, is he'll be out of prison Tuesday, in time for Christmas. The bad news: not all his family is celebrating.

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Ecuador's VP handed 6 years in prison in Odebrecht graft case

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for receiving illegal kickbacks from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

- Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America's political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima's mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday.

Ecuador VP indicted in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas and 12 others were indicted Tuesday for unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Ecuador VP facing indictment in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general on Thursday accused Vice President Jorge Glas of unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Ecuador prosecutor accuses Odebrecht of tax fraud

Quito - The Ecuadorian prosecutor's office announced Tuesday it will press tax fraud charges against Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht -- also embroiled in a corruption scandal spanning Latin America and Africa.

Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revenge

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, in jail pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht, told AFP Saturday he is a victim of revenge by the construction giant.

Ecuador vice president ordered to jail over graft allegations

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, was ordered locked up Monday pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant that paid illegal kickbacks to win public contracts.

Odebrecht: Latin America's bottomless corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Odebrecht construction conglomerate runs projects worldwide but its most sophisticated international activity may have been a corruption network involving politicians across Latin America.

Ex-chief of Brazil's Petrobras arrested in graft probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian federal police on Thursday arrested a former head of Petrobras and the Banco do Brasil, marking a new phase of a sweeping graft probe into the state-owned oil company.

Eight held in Dominican Rep. in Odebrecht graft probe

Santo Domingo - Police arrested eight people including a government minister in the Dominican Republic on Monday in a corruption probe into disgraced Brazilian firm Odebrecht, prosecutors said.

Brazil's 'Car Wash' scandal: three years of upheaval

Bras - The authorization by Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday of probes against nine ministers and dozens of lawmakers marks a new tremor in a corruption scandal shaking Latin America's biggest country.

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.

Brazil corruption scandal plea bargains: What we know

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court named a new point man to oversee the giant Car Wash corruption probe, which is about to grow thanks to a flood of plea bargains.

Peru fears Odebrecht graft scandal will hit growth

- Peru's government has warned that a graft scandal involving disgraced Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht will trim its economic growth this year.

Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid: report

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer asked Latin America's biggest construction tycoon, now in jail for his role in a massive corruption scheme, for millions of dollars in political donations, a report said Saturday.

Brazil's Odebrecht may have damaging secrets to tell

Bras - The corruption scandal threatening to bring down Brazil's government may only just be getting started: construction giant Odebrecht, one of the main players, is now promising to tell its dirty secrets.
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