Bribery and Kickbacks

Corruption Arrests in Argentina Raise Hope, and Skepticism

For decades, a dozen judges on the federal bench in Buenos Aires have let corruption cases languish without action, often running out the clock on the statute of limitations. Breakthroughs in high-profile cases often follow a reversal of political fortunes, calling into question the fairness of punitive measures. And even …

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Petrobras of Brazil to Pay $2.95 Billion Over Corruption Scandal

“The agreement is in the company’s best interest and that of its shareholders, given the risks of a verdict advised by a jury, particularities of U.S. procedure and securities laws, as well its assessment of the status of the class action and the nature of such litigation in the United …

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Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Mr. Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, also known as the PRI, pioneered this system during its 70 years in power. Former President José López Portillo explicitly laid out the government’s expectations decades ago — he was even quoted as saying that he did not pay the media to attack him …

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Chairman of Lotte Group Is Convicted of Graft in South Korea, but Avoids Jail

Photo Shin Dong-bin, left, chairman of the Lotte Group, arriving at a Seoul court on Friday. Credit Jeon Heon-Kyun/European Pressphoto Agency A court in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday convicted Shin Dong-bin, the chairman of the multinational Lotte Group, of embezzlement and breach of trust in connection with a corruption …

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Peru Leader Could Be Biggest to Fall in Latin America Graft Scandal

It is the latest in a wave of corruption charges that has roiled the region, and appears to have signaled a turning point. For years, many Latin Americans ruefully accepted corruption to be as inevitable as voting itself, as officials from the presidential palace to the mayor’s office enriched themselves …

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Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster in Corruption Scandal

Mr. Kucynski’s opponents would need a two-thirds majority to remove him. The vote on Friday was 97 to 17. “By Christmas we will probably have a new president,” Eduardo Dargent, a political-science professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, said before the vote. He noted that Mr. Kucynski’s party …

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Mexico’s Government Is Blocking Its Own Anti-Corruption Drive, Commissioners Say

Sophisticated spying technology sold to the Mexican government for the purpose of tracking terrorists and criminal networks has instead been deployed against dozens of journalists, academics, human rights lawyers and anti-corruption advocates, a potential violation of Mexican law. But when Mrs. Peschard and others called for a simple briefing on …

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