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Bolivia and Brazil signed military joint actions, while Senator Pinto still in exile.

Bolivia and Brazil signed military joint actions, while Senator Pinto still in exile.

March 3rd.- The governments of Bolivia and Brazil on Saturday signed joint actions to combat drug trafficking and organized crime, protection of migrants and regional integration. The initiatives were defined…

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Brazil: lower spending on public safety.

Recent surveys reflect public safety has not been the priority of the current Brazilian government. The surveys are talkinf about little investment public safety, high rates of crime and homicide,…

Inside story: money laundering ring using HSBC Bank led to near $2 billion settlement.

Inside story: money laundering ring using HSBC Bank led to near $2 billion settlement.

In January 2010 several Colombian men were indicted in the U.S. on money-laundering charges. Initially, it looked like a bust of another nexus of drug traffickers and moneylaunderers. But to…

All four legs of Homeland´s Blue Campaign against human trafficking: public awareness, victim assistance, law enforcement and increased prosecution.

All four legs of Homeland´s Blue Campaign against human trafficking: public awareness, victim assistance, law enforcement and increased prosecution.

The United States Department of Homeland Security DHS launched the Blue Campaign in 2010 to more effectively combat human trafficking through four strategies: 1) enhanced public awareness, 2) improve victim…

Mexican authorities investigating Walmart bribery scandal

Mexican authorities investigating Walmart bribery scandal

Mexico will proceed to investigate allegations that the Mexican unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc bribed officials to expand its business there. The Mexican federal comptroller’s office said it had begun checking the…

Brazil may move Chevron case to Rio court

Brazil may move Chevron case to Rio court

A judge in Campos, Brazil, may transfer the criminal case filed against Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean to Rio de Janeiro, a move that would eliminate a crusading prosecutor from that case. Eduardo Santos de…

Anonymous strikes again in Mexico

Anonymous strikes again in Mexico

  Members of the international hacker group Anonymous said on Friday they had attacked Mexican government websites  in protest of a bill seeking official controls over release of information on…

Illinois governor gets 14 years for corruption

Illinois governor gets 14 years for corruption

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of attempting to barter President Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat for campaign cash or personal favors, has been sentenced to 14 years in…

Mexican PRI party leader quits before election

Mexican PRI party leader quits before election

Caught up in a corruption scandal, the leader of Mexico’s leading opposition party resigned on Friday, just seven months before national elections in which his candidate is favored by a…

Extradition approved for Guatemalan ex-president

Extradition approved for Guatemalan ex-president

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom announced Tuesday approval of a U.S. extradition order for former president Alfonso Portillo, who faces money laundering charges for the alleged embezzlement of $1.5 million in…