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Emilia Navas Is Costa Rica’s New Fiscal General (Chief Prosecutor)

Emilia Navas was elected this week as Costa Rica's new Fiscal General or Chief Prosecutor, a position she had been holding in in the interim following the announcement of Jorge Chavarria retiring following links to the #Cementazo scandal.

Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the advance payment and performance bails which amounts to US$122 million dollars. The contract consisting of the extension of 140 kilometers of...

The Incorruptible Jorge Chavarria Linked to the “Cementazo” Corruption Case Is Looking For Early Retirement

The (once) solid, unimpeachable, incorruptible, Jorge Chavarria is requesting the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) to reactivate his retirement effective on December 15, two days after the three-month suspension imposed on him by the Corte Plena is complete while investigating the manner in which the Minister...

Chinese Cement Scandal Monopolizes President’s Independence Speech In Cartago

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis can't seem to get out of the mix of the cement scandal that has been the headline all week long, as questions to continue over the US$30 million dollar credit by the state bank, the Banco de Costa...

Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama

The corruption scandal shakes ColombiaTODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht provided information for the corruption scandal that shakes Colombia, publishes today daily La Estrella de Panama. Last January 24, the seventh...

Panama Rejects Being Scapegoat for Corruption Scandal

(Prensa Latina) "We are not going to allow Panama to be made a scapegoat by third parties", the Minister of the Presidency, Alvaro German, said today, referring to the Panama Papers scandal. At a press conference, he was questioned about rumors of a conspiracy against...

Latin America Soccer Officials Implicated in Latest FIFA Scandal

Q24N - The US Department of Justice indicted an additional sixteen Latin American soccer officials on corruption charges, shedding more light on a complex network involving multiple sports media companies that agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to the region's...

The Data Sleuths of San José

(Via ForeignPolicy.com)  The real estate agent was angry. She had spent weeks helping her well-heeled client shop around for the house of his dreams — and now, just as they were about to close the deal, he announced that he was backing out. The client...

President Solís, “No One Has to Remind Me What I Have To Do”

QCOSTARICA - President Luis Guillermo Solis took a strong position on Monday, saying "nobody has to tell me to evaluate it", referring to the future of his Ministro de la Presidencia, Melvin Jimenez. "Neither Mariano (Figueres), nor Victor Hugo Morales, and Alexander Mora (Minister of...

President Solís Does Not Rule Out Replacing Melvin Jiménez

QCOSTARICA - In Alajuela Saturday morning, President Luis Guillermo Solis did not rule out replacing the Ministro de la Presidencia, Melvin Jimenez, after the latest scandal at Casa Presidencial, the alleged offering of an ambassadorship to former Deputy Minister of Telecommunications, Allan Ruiz. Solís, leaving...

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