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Demonstrators demand the impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff over an alleged scheme of corruption that siphoned money from the state-owned oil company Petrobras, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 15, 2014 (AP photo).

Brazil’s Petrobas Scandal Forces Rousseff’s Hand on Corruption

By Sean Goforth
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With a corruption investigation of state-owned oil company Petrobras, the ground is shifting for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Arrests for kickbacks on contracts underscore the close and crooked ties between Petrobras and the political coalition that has governed Brazil for the past 12 years. more


How Argentina Became the Newest Drug Trafficking Hub

By Benoît Gomis
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Compared to some of its neighbors, Argentina has been relatively unscathed by the effects of drug trafficking. However, a recent increase in drug-related problems, including cocaine trafficking, has exposed some of Argentina’s key structural weaknesses, underscoring the need for comprehensive reform. more