By N. H. Gill(Oct. 25, 2022) — On Oct. 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a criminal indictment against Nilsen Arias Sandoval, a high-ranking official at Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, Petroecuador, for taking part in a widespread bribery and money laundering scheme during the administration of ex-Pres. Rafael Correa. Sandoval allegedly “accepted and… Read More United States v. Nilsen Arias Sandoval
On February 12, a wall of rocks and mud buried Chanchán, a small community in the Andean province of Chimborazo in central Ecuador… Read More Political Landslides: Water and the Environment in Ecuador’s Presidential Elections
“esta es una placa de la ignominia, esta es una placa en donde consta y queda constancia para las futuras generaciones que los más altos personeros de un país cometieron un delito: recibieron coimas y con esas coimas se beneficiaron personalmente o pretendieron perennizar a su movimiento político en este país.”… Read More The Tablet of Disgrace
By Nathan GillNov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Forty-six years after he disappeared, the Nazi fugitive known as Dr. Death may be within reach of Chilean police tracking him down. A police task force is following leads in southern Chile that Aribert Heim, an SS officer accused of performing experiments on inmates at the Mauthausen concentration camp,… Read More Dr. Death Appearance in Chile Has Nazi Hunters Dangling Reward
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