Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nearly ten years in prison for corruption, in a widespread probe that has also resulted in charges against the current president, Michel Terner.
Marco Polo Del Nero, the president of Brazil's football confederation, has been suspended for 90 days while he is under an ethics investigation. He has remained in power despite facing US corruption charges.
One of Russia's highest-profile court cases in decades has come to an end. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of extorting a bribe in a trial hitting at the heart of power in the country.
Ecuador's vice president has become the highest-ranking politician to be convicted over the Odebrecht bribes scandal. Other cases in Mexico and Colombia have shown the international reach of the corruption.
Two former leaders of Brazil have been accused of running a criminal organization in a massive corruption scheme. The charges are part of an unprecedented crackdown on corruption in Brazil.
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