Argentina’s former president C Fernandez was indicted on Monday for bribes recieved from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts.
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Peru opposition slams high-stakes vote over President’s proposals over anti-graft reforms, a high-stakes move that could force out the Cabinet and Congress.
Peru’s president wants the opposition-dominated Congress to hold a special session this week to debate his proposed anti-corruption measures.
Venezuela has truly faced the consequences of being a socialist country in a world that a fascist United States loves to dominate. Venezuela has huge oil reserves that the US plans on controlling.
Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of Oct. 7 election, waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban.
Brazil’s far-right candidate Bolsonaro leads in first-round voting for presidential election, but would lose to most rivals in a likely runoff ballot.
Brazil’s main leftist party said it was sticking with former President Lula da Silva as presidential candidate though electoral court threw him off ballot.
Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) and a leading candidate for the presidential election in Brazil has promised hell for criminals.
Elected in the general elections last April, Mario Abdo Benítez took office August 15 as the ninth president of Paraguay since the return to democracy 1989.
Jailed ex-president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, has increased his support by 5 percentage point and could win October presidential election if allowed to run.