Corruption

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 09:16
Authorities in Honduras have dismantled several networks of allegedly corrupt law enforcement officers, a positive sign for the country's efforts to purge its police institution but also a reminder of the depth and breadth of corruption in the force.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:06
Corruption is so endemic it has generated a vocabulary of its own. A new book, the Corrupcionario Mexicano, hopes to make people stop seeing it as normal.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:08
Authorities in Honduras are investigating legal officials who allegedly accepted bribes to wipe clean the records of officers removed from their posts in a police purge, exposing a new layer of corruption in Honduran institutions.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:59
New details have emerged about the embezzlement and money laundering case against former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca, suggesting public and private institutional complicity in the pilfering of public funds.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 06:59
Guatemala has extradited to the United States an alleged drug trafficker suspected of being at the center of several developing scandals linked to the administration of President Jimmy Morales and that of his disgraced predecessor, Otto Pérez Molina.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:18
More than $2 million were reportedly diverted from Mexico's 2014 federal penitentiary budget by officials who used the money to acquire luxurious vehicles and flights, highlighting how corruption contributes to the problems in Mexico's prison system.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:02
President Enrique Peña Nieto has set up a close ally to become Mexico’s first independent prosecutor, spurring accusations that he seeks to shield his scandal-plagued government from the kind of inquiry the new post was meant to ensure.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:47
Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca and several members of his administration have been arrested on corruption-related charges, another indication that accountability may be finally reaching the country's political elites.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:44
An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further demonstration of the importance of the United States in laundering the proceeds of criminal activity in Mexico.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:39
Two videos reveal another layer of secret negotiations between El Salvador’s ruling party, the FMLN, and leaders of the three main gangs in El Salvador. The two videos FMLN members meeting with leaders of the MS13 and the two factions of the Barrio 18 gang, and pledging to provide millions of dollars in aid to the gang members.

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