Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Costa Rica into the country's former President, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria, former head of state electrical company, Jose Antonio Lobo Solera, Alfonso Guardia Mora, Guido Sibaja, Edgar Valverde Acosta, Adrian Quiros Carmona, Jose Joaquin Fernandez, Eliseo Vargas Garcia, Rodrigo Mendez Soto, Leonel Barrios and Hernan Bravo Trejos for suspected corruption and illicit enrichment.
CHILE: Money Laundering in Post-Pinochet Times; COLOMBIA: Uribe On the Spot; COSTA RICA: Lucky Calderón Under House Arrest; MEXICO: New Developments in Casablanca Operation; URUGUAY: No Sentence For the Peirano Brothers, Yet; VENEZUELA: Phony Numbers At the Forex Counter.
ARGENTINAIs he coming back? There is a lot of talk in Argentina about whether former president Carlos Menem is about to return from Chile or not. Former Senator Héctor María Maya, now one of his lawyers, announced recently that he
CHILETracing the General's secret money The Chilean authorities assigned a special Judge, Sergio Muñoz, to investigate the alleged illegal money linked to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Judge Muñoz has taken control of $6 million that was held in trusteeship in
COSTA RICA: List of 15 alleged recipients of bribes causes outrage; ECUADOR: Finance Ministry's officials to be arrested; Arms trafficking and Corruption; EL SALVADOR: Investigation of a state company's sale; HONDURAS: INTERFINSA's founder arrested; Another "black list"; MEXICO: US Banker falls in Mexican crackdown; Mexicans take over cocaine business; NICARAGUA: Tangled money; PANAMA: Panama investigates illegal money linked to Nicaragua; PARAGUAY: Bancosur's executives convicted; and URUGUAY: Rohms' dealings in Uruguay; The downfall of "Uruguay's owners"; Banking system in bad shape.