Operation Lava Jato (Car Wash), one of the largest anti-corruption cases in the world, has been toiling away over the past four years, bringing corrupt politicians and executives in Brazil to justice.… Continue Reading
“Nothing changes in Brazil. All these politicians now being convicted of corruption? They’ll be back in power, you wait.” So said my atypically cynical Brazilian student, and tragically, I was starting to believe her.… Continue Reading
Brazil’s scandal-plagued oil giant suspended its compliance chief while he defends himself against charges of hiring Deloitte on a no-bid contract while his daughter was talking to the firm about a job.… Continue Reading
At a time when U.S. leadership in the world is no longer a surety, we should be comforted to find another western hemisphere country proudly taking the lead.
The United States may well have written the first chapter in global anti-corruption enforcement. … Continue Reading
It comes as no surprise that the authorities appear to have caught up with Mossack Fonseca’s founders, Jürgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, in Panama City and the firm’s offices raided.… Continue Reading
Brazil’s Petrobras has approved settlements with four U.S. investors related to an ongoing corruption investigation.
The two principal partners of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal were arrested for their alleged connection to Brazil’s Car Wash investigation, according to reports.… Continue Reading
Brazil’s Supreme Court has authorized a federal investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer’s role in the sprawling corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. If Temer’s presidency does not survive the investigation — and I’m betting it won’t — it will be another chapter in what may be the most dramatic anti-corruption enforcement story this world has ever seen.… Continue Reading
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Wednesday with spearheading a corruption and kickback scheme tied to Petrobras contracts.
Brazilian prosecutors charged Lula with corruption and money laundering for his alleged role as the “boss” of the multi-billion kickback scheme.… Continue Reading
More than three million protesters poured into the streets across Brazil this weekend, demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff. Meanwhile, her Workers’ Party coalition partner said it may join opposition forces in a month to topple her government.… Continue Reading