Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:02
President Enrique Peña Nieto has set up a close ally to become Mexico’s first independent prosecutor, spurring accusations that he seeks to shield his scandal-plagued government from the kind of inquiry the new post was meant to ensure.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:47
Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca and several members of his administration have been arrested on corruption-related charges, another indication that accountability may be finally reaching the country's political elites.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:44
An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further demonstration of the importance of the United States in laundering the proceeds of criminal activity in Mexico.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:39
Two videos reveal another layer of secret negotiations between El Salvador’s ruling party, the FMLN, and leaders of the three main gangs in El Salvador. The two videos FMLN members meeting with leaders of the MS13 and the two factions of the Barrio 18 gang, and pledging to provide millions of dollars in aid to the gang members.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:07
A former top financial manager in the Somali government has released a report detailing how over $1 billion was diverted from the national budget between 2013 and 2015. The whistleblower says the government receives and spends more money from donors and domestic revenue than they account for.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:26
South African President Jacob Zuma is leaving no stone unturned to stop the release of a report that implicates him in alleged corruption. It is the latest chapter in a series of corruption scandals in the past year that have eroded support for Zuma and his party, the African National Congress.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:24
Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta was last week roundly criticized by his country men and women after admitting, in startlingly frank terms, his helplessness in fighting against endemic corruption. Kenyatta said he had tried everything in his power including sacking cabinet ministers and others implicated in corruption to no avail.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:05
Honduras' armed forces have removed an army captain under investigation by the US government for drug trafficking, a move which could put further stress on bilateral relations between the Central American nation and its northern ally.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:44
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency on Friday arrested another former government minister in connection with a $2.1 billion corruption case. The EFCC is investigating the misappropriation of $2.1 billion earmarked for the fight against Boko Haram.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:03
Honduras' Congress on Thursday approved a law to prevent drug trafficking money being used to finance political campaigns in the poor Central American nation blighted by gang violence.