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Mexico may be facing the largest embezzlement scandal in its history

Mexico’s $400 Million Swindle: An Interview With Animal Político’s Tania Montalvo

More than $430 million of misused federal funds, 128 fictitious or irregular companies and 50 government officials. They all form part of a huge embezzlement...
The 'narco-rice' case began in September 2015

Argentina ‘Narco-Rice’ Investigation Turns Towards Soccer

Authorities in Argentina are investigating everything from soccer matches and players' rights to investments in a crematorium as part of the second phase of an...
Many of the FARC's assets have been lost to deserter groups

The FARC’s Riches: Millions Apparently Lost to Dissidents

Formerly the Western Hemisphere's largest guerrilla organization, Colombia's FARC has compiled a full inventory of their wealth following half a century of conflict...
Panama's Attorney General Kenia Porcell

Panama Attorney General: Elites Attempting to Interfere With Graft Probes

Panama's attorney general has warned that political and economic elites have made threats against anti-graft prosecutors, mirroring a pattern seen in other...
Ex-Honduran Minister Yankel Rosenthal

Former Honduras Investment Minister Admits to Laundering Drug Money

A former minister and member of one of the richest families in Honduras has pleaded guilty in a US court to laundering money for the once-powerful Cachiros drug...
The FARC have probably left many assets undeclared

The FARC’s Riches: List of Assets Fails to Reveal Guerrillas’ Total Wealth

Colombia's demobilized FARC have finally revealed their official list of assets -- worth hundreds of millions of dollars -- but the country's top prosecutor has...
Keiko Fujimori, accused of ties to Odebrecht scandal

Another Top Peru Politician Embroiled in Odebrecht Scandal

With four former presidents either in jail or fleeing arrest and another top politician now facing allegations of money laundering, Peru is steadily uprooting the...
José Miguel Handal Pérez, alias “Chepe Handal"

Honduras Convicts Trafficker ‘Chepe Handal’ on Second Set of Charges

Honduras has convicted a major drug trafficker wanted for extradition by the United States in a second case against him, illustrating the country's resolve to...
A depiction of drying dollar bills

Money Laundering Risk Levels in Latin American Countries, Ranked

An annual report by one of the world's leading institutions working against financial crimes ranks countries around the world in terms of their money laundering...
The logo of Brazil's once-mighty construction giant, Odebrecht

How Odebrecht Profited From Corrupting LatAm Political Elites

On December 21, 2016, the US Department of Justice and Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht reached a record-setting anti-corruption settlement that...
Honduras business behemoth Yani Rosenthal

Honduras Tycoon Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

One of Honduras' most powerful and politically-connected business tycoons, Yani Rosenthal, has pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge in the United States,...
Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot at the Atlantic Council on July 19, 2017.

Brazil Chief Prosecutor Applauds Multilateral Anti-Corruption Cooperation

Brazil's chief prosecutor highlighted the importance of international cooperation in ongoing probes of the biggest corruption cases in the country's history. But...