Category Archives: Corruption

Just keep scrubbing.

In Brazil, the Car Wash carries on scrubbing.  Yesterday, final hearings took place to wrap up plea bargains made by no fewer than 77 former executives of infrastructure and construction conglomerate Odebrecht; proceedings even featured a special guest appearance from … Continue reading

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A taste of your own medicine: ¡Viva el Generalissimo Trump! & meddling in elections

Earlier in the week the Electoral College ratified the result of the U.S. general election. It’s official; Trumptime begins in January. Sadly, this is certain to have far-reaching consequences for Latin America. The United States is a significant trading partner … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Former Public Works Minister in the Night-Time

When concerned neighbours in the Buenos Aires suburb of General Rodríguez spotted a shadowy figure throwing bags – followed by himself – over the wall of the Convent of Our Lady of Fátima at 4am on a Tuesday morning, they … Continue reading

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