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Major Oil Trader Fined for Bribes Across Latin America

The world’s biggest oil trading firm faces a large fine after a multi-country investigation revealed it bribed Brazilian, Mexican and Ecuadorian officials...
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Brazilian Bank Slapped With Record Money Laundering Fine in Paraguay

Paraguayan authorities have announced historic sanctions against a major Brazilian bank in the latest case of Latin American governments cracking down on financial...
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From Sons to Ex-Wife, Corruption Scandals Plague Brazil President’s Family

The charges of embezzlement and money laundering faced by Flávio Bolsonaro may be the first severe crack in a corrupt edifice surrounding Brazil’s...
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Guatemala Prosecutors Link Dirty Money to Former Minister

Prosecutors in Guatemala say they have linked a multimillion-dollar cash seizure to a high-ranking minister that served under former President Jimmy Morales,...
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HSBC: Dirty Money and White Collars

As drug traffickers’ bank of choice for many years, HSBC allowed its services to be used as a conduit for money laundering. The US and Mexican governments even...
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El Salvador’s President Bukele Linked to Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme: Report

Public officials and private individuals close to the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, are linked to a massive money laundering scheme involving Venezuelan...
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Corruption Charges at Venezuela’s US Oil Subsidiary Fuel Tensions

Both Venezuela and the United States are advancing legal cases against former officials from Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PdVSA, signaling...
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Money Launderer Extraordinaire Dario Messer Finally Faces Justice in Brazil

An agreement between a Brazilian court and Dario Messer, the key operator behind one of South America’s largest money laundering operations, ends proceeding...
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Drug Ring Exposes Massive Money Laundering in Dominican Republic

The dismantling of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking rings has revealed that the Caribbean nation serves not only as a cocaine transshipment...
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Venezuelan Money Laundering Schemes Continue To Thrive in US

The seizure of a fleet of luxury cars bound for Venezuela in Florida has shown how officials and allies of President Nicolás Maduro are still seeking to sidestep...
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Two Former Panama Presidents Indicted for Corruption and Money Laundering

The indictment of two former Panama presidents may mark a watershed development for the Central American nation's fight against corruption after years of...
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New Index Finds Corruption Worsening Across Latin America

An index looking at the ability of Latin American countries to combat corruption has highlighted that signs of progress are still few and far between, and the...