Odebrecht in Panama

  • Entry ID: [j3d03]
  • Date: March 27, 2017
  • Country: Panama
  • Case Name: Odebrecht in Panama
  • Description:

    Odebrecht was granted a contract in 2013 to install an Electric Transmission Line in Panama and was granted the right to negotiate and pay for easement rights (a right reserved for the State). Original easement awards were calculated to be for US$7 Million, but payments have been awarded for over US$50 Million

  • Source: Unofficial
  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector (general): Public
  • Sector (specific): Extractive, Energy and Utilities
  • Activity: Procurement and Concessions
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion)
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Administrative misconduct
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent + former (Executive Branch, Local Administration)
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Honduran Institute of Social Insurance (IHSS)

  • Entry ID: [jp27u]
  • Date: February 26, 2017
  • Country: Honduras
  • Case Name: Honduran Institute of Social Insurance (IHSS)
  • Description:

    During oral trial, expert from the Prosecutor’s Office side described how Mario Zelaya (former director of the IHSS), Javier Pastor (former vice-minister of Health) and Carlos Montes (former vice-minister of Labour) embezzled and transferred millions of dollars from Honduras and Panama to the United States.

  • Source: Official
  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector (general): Public
  • Sector (specific): Welfare
  • Activity: Financial and Accounting management
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement, Money Laundering
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former (Executive Branch)

Law on the Financing, Transparency and Auditing of Political Parties

  • Entry ID: [k61z0]
  • Date: February 26, 2017
  • Country: Honduras
  • Case Name: Law on the Financing, Transparency and Auditing of Political Parties
  • Description:

    Head of the Support Mission against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), Juan Jiménez Mayor, announced the group’s intention to investigate the alleged modification of the Law on the Financing, Transparency and Auditing of Political Parties. The changes, according to Congressmember Aníbal Cálix of the Anti-Corruption Party, were made after Congress had passed the bill.

  • Source: Official
  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 3
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Law/Decree/Norm
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: *Unknown
  • Responsible for implementation: *Unknown

Release of drug trafficking pilot

  • Entry ID: [eb1s7]
  • Date: February 26, 2017
  • Country: Honduras
  • Case Name: Release of drug trafficking pilot
  • Description:

    Update on the case from 2003 regarding the illegal release of the Colombian pilot Luis Mauricio Palacios Giraldo and the Honduran José Ramón Gamboa Lara by a criminal group inside the Police institution. The group answered to Congressmember Armando Ávila Panchamé before he was assassinated in prison.

  • Source: Unofficial
  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector (general): Public
  • Sector (specific): Defense and Interior
  • Activity: Operations management, Service delivery
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion), Criminal Activities
  • Range: National
  • Level: Multiple levels
  • Amount: Medium corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent + former (Police Forces)

Anti-corruption judges

  • Entry ID: [btmff]
  • Date: January 20, 2017
  • Country: Honduras
  • Event Name: Anti-corruption judges
  • Description:In public event, the president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Rolando Argueta Pérez, received the list of judges to be appointed to specialized anti-corruption office. The list is made up of eight women and five men, to a total of thirteen anti-corruption judges.
  • Source: Official
  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Agency/Commission/Office, Recruitment/appointment
  • Range: National
  • Level: *Unknown
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: *Unknown
  • Responsible for implementation: Judiciary
  • Page: n/a
  • Relevance: n/a

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

  • Entry ID: [ibopq]
  • Date: December 20, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine Heredia & money laundering
  • Description:

    Court will debate today the prosecutor’s request to remand former first lady Nadine Heredia in custody. Judges César Sahuanay, Iván Quispe and Jessica León will hear the arguments of prosecutor Germán Juárez Atoche and Heredia’s attorney Eduardo Roy gates.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Money Laundering
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Castañeda & Río Verde project

  • Entry ID: [7wuo2]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Castañeda & Río Verde project
  • Description:

    Anti-corruption prosecutor Mónica Silva Escudero will take Mayor of Lima Luis Casteñeda Lossio’s statement on 23rd of December. Casteñeda is being investigated under suspicion of corruption in connection to the cancelled Río Verde project after it was revealed that his former advisor, Giselle Zegarra, had privately discussed the cancellation of the project with Brazilian businessman Leo Pinheiro of the “OAS” construction company.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion)
  • Range: Local, International
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Business, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [4d8gx]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    After the interpellation of Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra, members of the Fuerza Popular party in Congress has decided to submit a motion of no confidence against him for allegedly failing to answer successfully regarding the irregular procurement of computers in the ministry and the delays in the preparations for the 2019 Pan-American games. Saavedra had offered to increase fight against corruption in his sector during interpellation.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Joaquín Ramírez & money laundering

  • Entry ID: [vkiw6]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Joaquín Ramírez & money laundering
  • Description:

    Prosecutor Sara Vidal summoned former congressman and former secretary general of the Fuerza Popular party Joaquín Ramírez to present his testimony next Monday. Ramírez is being investigated under suspicion of money laundering for having irregularly accumulated over US$7 million.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Criminal Activities, Money Laundering
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Political Parties
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Belaunde Lossio & Antalsis

  • Entry ID: [qxj7g]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Belaunde Lossio & Antalsis
  • Description:

    The Attorney General requested that the extradition terms of businessman Martín Belaunde Lossio (who was captured in Bolivia) be expanded in order to bring charges for his corrupt dealings with local governments and the Peruvian Institute of Sports in what is called the “Antalsis” case.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: Local, National
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: n/a, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Audit of Junin region 2008-2016

  • Entry ID: [olwhg]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Audit of Junin region 2008-2016
  • Description:

    The Office of the Comptroller General has estimated losses of S/.38 millions in the Junin region and the “Special Project Pichis Palcazu”, according to an audit for the years 2008-2016.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: Local
  • Level: Multiple levels
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Multiple
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: *Unknown, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [foeai]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    President of the Congressional Commission of Ethics, Segundo Tapia (Fuerza Popular party), said that the opening of an investigation against congressman Lucio Ávila will be discussed next Monday. Ávila faces criticisms for his efforts to exert influence and benefit the National University of the Highlands, of which he used to be dean.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Congress member Bruce & private police protection

  • Entry ID: [figqk]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Bruce & private police protection
  • Description:

    Congressional Commission of Ethics will discuss the opening of an investigation against congress member Carlos Bruce (Peruanos por el Kambio party) for formally requesting police protection for the opening night of his new restaurant, “La Trastienda”.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office, Misuse of Goods/Personnel
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Office of the Procurator General

  • Entry ID: [c2ab4]
  • Date: December 8, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Office of the Procurator General
  • Description:

    Primer Minister Fernando Zavala expresses disagreement with the project approved by the Congressional Commission of Constitution regarding the selection by Congress of the head of the new Office of the Procurator General. Zavala said that the Executive branch will submit an alternative project.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Agreement/Contract
    • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Executive Branch
  • Responsible for implementation: *Unknown
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Main Article

Congress member Bruce & private police protection

  • Entry ID: [64fqv]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Bruce & private police protection
  • Description:

    Congress member Carlos Bruce (Peruanos por el Kambio party) formally requested police protection for the opening night of his new restaurant, “La Trastienda”.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office, Misuse of Goods/Personnel
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Ricardo Morán & anti-corruption

  • Entry ID: [5qq4v]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Ricardo Morán & anti-corruption
  • Description:

    Producer and director Ricardo Morán will be given the honorary title of “anti-corruption ambassador” by the Ministry of Housing, in recognition for his successful career in television.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Sphere: Private
  • Sub-type: Recruitment/appointment
    • Range: National
  • Level: *Unknown
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Executive Branch
  • Responsible for implementation: n/a
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

  • Entry ID: [2t755]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation
  • Description:

    Former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was released on bail in New York. Burga faces charges of bribery and fraud in relation to the management of broadcasting rights.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Private
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion), Fraud
  • Range: International
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, FIFA
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

  • Entry ID: [vh258]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine Heredia & money laundering
  • Description:

    Lawyer of former first lady Nadine Heredia, Julio César Espinoza, says that she will not leave the country again until court resolves her situation.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Money Laundering
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

“La Victoria” Mayor Cuba Bautista & irregular fees in Gamarra

  • Entry ID: [mhlul]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: “La Victoria” Mayor Cuba Bautista & irregular fees in Gamarra
  • Description:

    Neighbors and business owners of La Victoria district organized as the “Anti-Corruption Front”, took to the streets to demand the resignation of mayor Elías Cuba Bautista. Cuba’s son, Eliseo, allegedly extorted bribes from small business owners of the Gamarra area.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Extortion
  • Range: Local
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Medium corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Office of the Procurator General

  • Entry ID: [m7wsq]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Office of the Procurator General
  • Description:

    Congressional Commission of Constitution approved proposal submitted by Fuerza Popular party to have Congress elect the head of the new Office of the Procurator General. Candidates would be proposed by the Executive branch, the Office of the Comptroller General, the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Council of Magistrates of the Nation. Legislative proposal is criticized by opposition members.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Agency/commission/office
    • Range: National
  • Level: All levels
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Legislative
  • Responsible for implementation: Legislative
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Main Article

Soldiers stealing in Arequipa

  • Entry ID: [jqnl3]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Soldiers stealing in Arequipa
  • Description:

    Three members of the army in Arequipa have been accused of stealing fiber helmets, tents, backpacks, and vests, according to a statement from the commanding general of the Third Division of the Army, Manuel Rodríguez Luna Victoria.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Theft
  • Range: Local
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Military
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [i4vgs]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    Today is the Interpellation against Minister Saavedra for the allegedly irregular procurement of computers in the Ministry of Education.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

  • Entry ID: [hvvgw]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine Heredia & money laundering
  • Description:

    According to news source “The Italian Insider”, the director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, might face a vote of no confidence for his insistence in appointing former first lady Nadine Heredia despite her legal issues in Peru.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Impunity
  • Range: International
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Multiple
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, International Organizations
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Loiber Rocha, mayor of Curimaná

  • Entry ID: [fyope]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Loiber Rocha, mayor of Curimaná
  • Description:

    The National Electoral Jury (JNE) revoked for the 4th time the credentials of Curimaná mayor, Loiber Rocha Pinedo, who is under trial for corruption charges. Councilor Delsy Vera takes Rocha’s place. The JNE have had to repeatedly revisit the issue as Rocha was released and detained several times by court orders.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: Local
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [7zfsn]
  • Date: December 7, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    Opposition members of Congress hope that an investigation against their colleague Lucio Ávila (Fuerza Popular party) is soon opened, in connection to his efforts to exert influence and benefit the National University of the Highlands, of which he used to be dean. Members of the Fuerza Popular party still refuse to support any investigation.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Impunity, Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Presidential anti-corruption commission

  • Entry ID: [75vij]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Presidential anti-corruption commission
  • Description:

    The Presidential Commission of Integrity, headed by Eduardo Vega, presented its finalized report to President Kuczynski, which contains a hundred recommendations to prevent and control corruption. The commission had 45 days to deliver this report.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Promise/Plan
    • Range: National
  • Level: All levels
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Executive Branch
  • Responsible for implementation: *Unknown
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Main Article

1500 cases unpunished

  • Entry ID: [56e5m]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: 1500 cases unpunished
  • Description:

    The Office of the Comptroller General reported that over 1,500 cases of alleged corruption are still pending in court, which might soon benefit from the application of the statute of limitations.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: *Unknown
  • Level: Multiple levels
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: *Unknown, *Unknown
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [xpobq]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    Congress member Lucio Ávila (Fuerza Popular party) demanded an off-schedule evaluation in favor of the National University of the Highlands to the head of Sineace, Peregrina Morgan. Ávila is a former dean of said university. Now Ávila has requested that the Congressional Commission of Audit open an investigation against her.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office, Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Lima’s road bypasses

  • Entry ID: [wkofp]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Lima’s road bypasses
  • Description:

    Office of the Comptroller General will present the results of its review of Lima’s road bypasses by the end of January. Comptroller Édgar Alarcón expressed his concerns about possible irregularities committed by the Municipality of Lima.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: Local
  • Level: *Unknown
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [ow3dy]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    President of the Congressional Commission of Ethics, Segundo Tapia (Fuerza Popular party), faces criticisms for not wanting to take initiative and open investigations against fellow congressmen and partisans, among whom is Lucio Ávila.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Impunity
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article