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Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 1

Over the past several years, both Brazil and Guatemala have been rocked by revelations of widespread corruption at the highest levels of government. Former presidents in both countries are now standing trial for their alleged roles in the respective scandals, which raise important questions about the nature of organized crime and corruption in Latin America. Below, InSight Crime explores some of the similarities and differences between these cases…

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Headlines Do Not Match Charges Against Brazil Ex-President

Prosecutors have charged Brazil‘s former President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva for the first time with direct involvement in a wide-ranging corruption scheme, raising a number of questions about the extent of the ex-leader’s role in the graft…

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Brazil Interim President Implicated in Petrobras Corruption Scandal

A key witness in Brazil’s wide-ranging Petrobras corruption scandal has accused the country’s interim president of soliciting illegal campaign contributions for a fellow politician, adding to allegations of corruption already swirling around the acting leader…

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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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Plea Bargains in Brazil Corruption Case Generate Controversy

The massive corruption scandal rocking Brazil is generating new controversy over the use of plea bargains, which prosecutors claim have proven indispensable in taking down an expansive criminal network, while critics argue the deals allow offenders to skirt justice…

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