Author investigated for calling Portuguese President ‘a clown'
Portugal's Attorney General has opened an investigation after celebrated author, Miguel Sousa Tavares, called Portugal’s head of state, President Silva, a clown in an interview. The author’s remarks could see him facing a three year jail term.
Venezuela to Investigate Controversial Recording
Venezuelan authorities will open an investigation into an audio recording that opposition lawmakers said portrays an influential member of the ruling party accusing the head of the national parliament of attempting to derail President Maduro's administration.
Boxes of Cash Seized in Mexico Corruption Probe
Mexican authorities on Wednesday seized five boxes filled with cash as part of an investigation into alleged embezzlement by a former governor of southern Tabasco state, in what could become the latest test for President Enrique Pena Nieto to act against corruption.
Costa Rica President's Private Jet Use Prompts Investigation
Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla came under pressure on Tuesday after the government admitted she had used a private jet owned by a foreign oil company, prompting an investigation by the attorney general's office.
A Formal Legal Mandate for a Criminal Investigation of Guatemala's Current President, Perez Molina
In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Guatemala's President-elect Otto Perez Molina, center right, greets new members of Guatemala's Army elite special forces, "Kaibiles," at a graduation ceremony in Poptun, Guatemala. (AP) General Efrain Rios Montt has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has already begun his "irrevocable" sentence of 80 years in prison.