Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more

Rodolfo Hernandez: Who is Colombia’s ‘Old Man on TikTok’ that could become the next president?

Bogota, Colombia CNN – When Colombia’s presidential campaign race started back in January, few expected that Rodolfo Hernandez would reach the final lap. But the septuagenarian real estate magnate-turned-politician has a chance of becoming the country’s next president if he wins the battle against competitor Gustavo Petro in Sunday’s runoff vote. The Americas have seen … Read more

What is South Africa’s Phala Phala farm robbery scandal about? | Corruption News

President Ramaphosa is at the center of an international scandal involving the theft of 4m from his game farm. On June 1, 2022, Arthur Fraser, the former head of the South African State Security Agency, the country’s spy agency, walked into a police station in Johannesburg and filed a criminal complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa. … Read more

Glencore Settles Corruption and Bribery Charges in US, UK, Brazil

Glencore GLNCY 2.32% PLC said Tuesday that it would pay at least 2 1.2 billion and that two business units would plead guilty to bribery in the UK and to conspiracy to violate US anticorruption laws, resolving criminal probes that have hung over the global mining and trading business for years. The long-awaited guilty pleas … Read more

Glencore Settles Corruption and Bribery Charges in US, UK, Brazil

Glencore GLNCY 2.32% PLC said Tuesday that it would pay at least $ 1.2 billion and that two business units would plead guilty to bribery in the UK and to conspiracy to violate US anticorruption laws, resolving criminal probes that have hung over the global mining and trading business for years. The long-awaited guilty pleas … Read more

Guatemala attorney general’s reappointment raises alarm | Courts News

Guatemala City – Guatemala’s controversial attorney general has started a second term, but Maria Consuelo Porras’ last-minute reappointment this week has sparked widespread condemnation and new sanctions amid alarm over backsliding on the rule of law. President Alejandro Giammattei swore in Porras for another four-year period on Monday, despite critics accusing her of playing a … Read more