Jailed at last. A landmark for justice . As chief of staff to President Lula da Silva in 2003-05, José Dirceu was the second most powerful man in Brazil.
The candidates in Chile's election and what they stand for. Chileans are to choose a new leader from among nine hopefuls. Analysts believe the large number of candidates makes a second round on 15 December likely and opinion polls suggest that former President Michelle Bachelet will be one of those still in the contest.
If you think a tax on soft drinks will help fight obesity, think what a tax on corruption could do for our economy.
In country after country, Latin America is experiencing a wave of exhumations, reflecting not only the difficulty some political figures have finding serenity in the afterlife, but also the region’s willingness to resurrect unresolved questions and quarrels over its history, even if it literally involves digging up the past.
A New York judge will begin hearing testimony that a $19 billion judgment against Chevron for polluting Ecuador’s Amazon decades ago was the product of fraud.