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Weekly InSight: Brazil Elites and Organized Crime, Systemic Corruption or Mafia State?

In our June 22 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Matthew Taylor, an associate professor at American University, about recent developments in a massive, unfolding corruption scandal in Brazil

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New Graft Investigations Target Dozens of Top Brazil Officials

A long-running corruption scandal in Brazil involving numerous elites has expanded once again after a judge approved petitions to open investigations into dozens more politicians, including several top officials in the current government, for their suspected involvement in a massive graft scheme…

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Brazil Corruption Investigations to Target More Top Politicians: Reports

Hundreds of new corruption investigations could stem from testimony provided by executives of Brazil‘s biggest construction firm, media reports suggest, raising questions about the potential impact of the South American country’s long-running and expansive anti-graft drive…

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Peru Ex-President Is Latest LatAm Elite Tied to Odebrecht Bribery Case

The government of Peru is seeking the detention of the country’s former president on charges related to an expansive bribery case that has implicated a number of political and economic elites throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Massive Brazil Corruption Scandal Takes on International Scope

A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of¬†Brazil‘s largest companies has moved into the international realm following allegations against foreign officials, including Peruvian President¬†Ollanta Humala…

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