Brazil

Latin America Round-Up: February 29, 2004

ARGENTINA: The Swiss connection; New charges for banker; BRAZIL: Lula faces first scandal; EL SALVADOR: Sentences in El Carmen case; GUATEMALA: Portillo on the run; MEXICO: Court rules U.S. operation unconstitutional; PARAGUAY: Looking for minister Ferreira; The Peirano brothers: scapegoats?; and PERU: Toledo in trouble.

Portugal: Marcelo Reginaldo

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Portugal into Marcelo Reginaldo, Fernando Tadeu Reginaldo, Sandro Jose Reginaldo, Manuel Francisco Reginaldo Filho, Juares Machado dos Santos, Heleno Leopoldo Loh and Fabricio Silveira Dias for alleged fraud.  

Parmalat Capital Finance Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in the Cayman Islands by Gordon MacRae and James Cleaver, as the Foreign Representatives of Parmalat Capital Finance Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Latin America Round-Up: May 31, 2003

ARGENTINA Bad start for new president Néstor Kirchner, an obscure provincial governor, became Argentina's president elect by default when former President Carlos Menem withdrew alleging that there was "a systematic slander campaign" against him. Menem is on trial for several

Brazil: Diogenes Bayde Importadora

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Salim Bayde Filho, Jr. and his wife, Carla Maria Pinheiro Bayde, for suspected tax evasion through their company Diogenes Bayde Importadora e Exportadora Ltda.

Switzerland: Claudio Boscaro et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Claudio Boscaro and Santo Maesano for alleged fraud, forgery and money laundering

Latin America Round-Up: October 31, 2002

ARGENTINA The bankers' parade Michael Smith, of HSBC, declared before judge Claudio Bonadío that bribes were somewhat customary in Argentina. Smith—a British citizen who has been only months in the South American country—was testifying in a new case of alleged

Brazil: Overland Advisory Services

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into alleged corruption and bribery involving MetroRED Telecommicacoes Ltda., Overland Advisory Services, Agua Nova Comercio e Servicos Ltda, Caio Fabio D'araujo Filho, Paulo Sergio Rosa, Oscar de Barros, Jose Maria Teixeira Ferraz, Jorge Luiz Frederich Vital, Plinio Guilherme da Silva, Walter Coronado Antunes Filho, Reynaldo Emygdio de Barros and Celso Roberto Pitta.

Brazil: Wagner Baptista Ramos

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into allegations of money laundering, corruption, deviation of public funds and illegal trading in false securities involving Wagner Baptista Ramos and others.

Latin America Round-Up: August 31, 2002

ARGENTINA: Menem in deeper trouble; Funny operations to save BISEL; Duhalde criticized; COLOMBIA: New President; LATIN AMERICA: Enron tentacles in Latin America; NICARAGUA: No visa; Alemán, formally accused; PARAGUAY: New financial scandal; and URUGUAY: Little Uruguay sneezes, Latin America is already sick.

Brazil: Nelson Sakaguchi

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Nelson Sakaguchi for allegedly stealing over $240 million from his employer, Banco Noroeste.

Brazil: Improver International Fund Ltd.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into British Virgin Islands-domiciled Improver International Fund Ltd. for suspected involvement in corruption, securities fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

Brazil: Jose Samuel Benzecry

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Marcos Marcelino De Oliveira, Jose Samuel Benzecry,Ourvoida Serruya Benzecry, Leonardo Dias Mendonca and others for suspected money laundering, smuggling, foreign currency evasion, and tax evasion.

Latin America Round-Up: March 31, 2002

COLOMBIA: News of a kidnapping; GUATEMALA: A tale of embezzlement; HONDURAS: Funny transactions in Honduras; A law against money laundering; NICARAGUA: New charges against Interbank executives; PANAMA: New dirty links between Peru and Panama; Portillo tarnished by accusations; URUGUAY: BCCI's death throes; and REGIONAL: Waves from Washington; Latin America EXTRA.

Brazil: Cayman Dossier

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Brazil into Paulo Salim Maluf (former Mayor of Sao Paulo), Caio Fabio D'Araujo Filho and Lafaiete Coutinho regarding the alleged sale of a counterfeit document known as the 'Cayman Dossier' in an attempt to discredit the President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and other politicians.  

Latin America Round-Up: June 30, 2001

ARGENTINA: Trouble in Aerolineas Argentinas; ARGENTINA & BRAZIL: Brazil and Argentina to renegotiate Mercosur Tariff Policy; PANAMA: New controversy in Panama's Maritime Authority; PERU: Alejandro Toledo wins election; REGIONAL: Andean community improves position in South Florida; VENEZUELA: Court ruling causes alarm for journalists.

France: Godfried Hoppenbrouwers

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in France into Godfried Guido Maria Hoppenbrouwers for alleged narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

USA v. William Kilpatrick et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud in USA v. William A. Kilpatrick, Michael Alberga, Declan O'Donnell, John Pettingill, Sheila Lerner, CS Gill, CM Smith and The Bank of Nova Scotia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.