Latin America

Leak Exposes Millions of Dollars in New Payments In Odebrecht Cash-for-Contracts Scandal
Sasha Chavkin · June 25, 2019

A new investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals unreported cases and massive public works projects embroiled in Odebrecht’s bribery operation.

Bribery Division: What is Odebrecht? Who is Involved?
Fergus Shiel and Sasha Chavkin · June 25, 2019

Described as a “thing of criminal beauty,” the Odebrecht scandal has toppled presidents, politicians, business figures and lawyers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Inside Odebrecht's secret files
Scilla Alecci · June 25, 2019

Ecuador-based Andersson Boscán talks about getting the Bribery Division leak and why he shared it with other journalists.

Filtración revela millonarios pagos asociados con el escándalo de Odebrecht
Sasha Chavkin · June 25, 2019

Una nueva investigación liderada por el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación revela casos no denunciados y obras públicas masivas vinculadas con la operación de sobornos de Odebrecht.

The Panama Papers in Ecuador: not even an earthquake could stop their reporting
Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 25, 2019

When the Panama Papers broke in Ecuador, then president Rafael Correa encouraged the public to find the reporters and force them to hand over the documents.

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.2 billion around the world
Douglas Dalby and Amy Wilson-Chapman · April 3, 2019

More than $1.2 billion has been publicly collected by governments around the world after the 2016 investigation, the Panama Papers.

No Longer Above The Law, The World Bank Faces Fight Of Its Life
Sasha Chavkin · March 13, 2019

Two impoverished communities, continents apart, are at the forefront of a historic fight to determine the level of immunity from lawsuits that international organizations can rely upon when development causes harm.

From the Archives: What wiped out these Central American sugarcane workers?
Razzan Nakhlawi · February 22, 2019

The cause is still a mystery but the impact of a dangerous chronic kidney disease was so overwhelming that the Nicaraguan town was rechristened the island of widows.

How a women-led news organization is holding the powerful to account in Brazil
Sasha Chavkin · February 11, 2019

Brazil’s Natalia Viana co-founded Agência Pública, a women-led investigative news outlet that focuses on human rights, gender equality and abuses of corporate and government power.

Journalist flees Nicaragua but vows to continue reporting
Sasha Chavkin · January 23, 2019

ICIJ member Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled Nicaragua amid a series of escalating attacks against his newsroom by the Ortega regime.