Kevin G. Hall, McClatchyDC

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Past articles by Kevin:

He was busted for taking $10M in Odebrecht bribes. Now he’s being sued over the money

Investigations He was busted for taking $10M in Odebrecht bribes. Now he’s being sued over the money An investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveals that Odebrecht’s cash-for-contracts operation was even bigger than the Brazilian company has acknowledged. Here's a look into the bribery scandal. By An Ecuadorian who relocated to Miami before being… → Read More

Influential economist defended construction giant. Secretly it paid his firm millions

Economist Andrés Dauhajre Hijo was a defender of an Odebrecht coal plant project in the Dominican Republic. Turns out the one-time advisor to former President Hipolito Mejia was getting paid by the company. → Read More

They lived the good life in Miami — while helping run a multinational corruption machine

Leaked documents show how Miami factored into the corruption operation that helped the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht win billion-dollar contracts. → Read More

How the Chávez and Maduro regimes milked public projects for bribe money

Odebrecht paid millions of dollars in bribes linked to contracts for unfinished projects in Venezuela during the government of Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro, secret records show. → Read More

Records may reveal how Methbot virus allegedly helped swipe $36M in online ad dollars

Purveyors of the Methbot virus allegedly siphoned away more than $36 million in online ad dollars. Records just released to investigators may help unravel the scam. → Read More

Kentucky aluminum mill says it’s not subject to national security review

The Treasury Department acknowledged national security concerns over Russian involvement in a Kentucky aluminum mill but Braidy Industries says its project is not subject to review by the multi-agency federal committee that looks at foreign involvement in the U.S. → Read More

Treasury gives nod to Democrats’ national security concerns over Ky. aluminum mill

Treasury won’t say if a controversial Kentucky aluminum plant that got an infusion of money from a Kremlin-linked company will undergo a national security review. But it notes it has expanded reviews to address “growing national security concerns.” → Read More

‘We will take our chances’: Neither risks nor Trump-imposed roadblocks deter migrants

As President Donald Trump was fashioning a proposal for a new, more-restrictive immigration policy, migrants on the border had more immediate concerns. → Read More

Trump deplores Chavistas, but did he cash in selling property to one of them?

A Trump-related project in the Dominican Republic that catered to Chavistas is an example of how little is publicly known about some of the Trump Organization’s foreign entanglements and the potential for conflicts with U.S. policy. → Read More

Declassified documents show CIA knew Latin juntas killed dissidents abroad

Records released Friday by the United States show how South American juntas formed an alliance to participate in overseas missions to murder dissident opponents. → Read More

White House plans dollars, investment for post-Maduro Venezuela

White House behind scenes readying for economic aide, revamping Venezuela → Read More

Russian trolls pumped out malware along with pro-Trump messages. Venezuelans helped

Russian-linked Twitter accounts spreading disinformation during the 2016 U.S. elections carried malware links that were hosted on servers run by or leased from Webzilla, the company the Steele dossier claims was used to hack the Democratic Party and its leaders. → Read More

After father-son bribery bust in Ecuador, family is tied to pricey properties in Miami

Carlos Polit was the chief of staff equivalent to the president of Ecuador, only to be convicted, along with his son, in a bribery caper. Coincidentally or not, his family is now tied to millions of dollars of properties in South Florida. → Read More

Expert in Trump dossier trial says tech firm’s services were used in hack of Democrats

Documents unsealed Thursday offered fresh insights into how the hacking of the Democratic National Committee was achieved. → Read More

Trial over bank’s plundered billions has cast resembling a spy thriller

A former Energy Department official and his wealthy girlfriend are tangled up in a strange saga that is unfolding in a Virginia courtroom this week. It involves billions purportedly plundered from a Kazakh bank by its former chairman, the girlfriend’s brother. → Read More

How big is Puerto Rico’s economy? We may soon find out

For the first time, Puerto Rico will have the size of its economy fully measured by the U.S. Commerce Department — joining all 50 states and every other U.S. territory. → Read More

Trump fixer grilled over undisclosed work for Kazakh bank seeking laundered billions

During his testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Michael Cohen faced pointed questions about his undisclosed work for a bank in Kazakhstan that was trying to recover stolen billions. → Read More

12 months, nearly 1,200 deaths: the year in youth gun violence since Parkland

A year after the Parkland shooting on Valentine’s Day, February 14, US gun related deaths of children and teens continue. When they weren’t killed by active shooters, kids died in accidents and murder suicides. → Read More

The ‘most dangerous’ place to be a teen: This city fights back against gun violence

No US city has been as scarred by gun violence as Wilmington, DE, ranked the ‘most dangerous place in America’ for youth. But with the help of the CDC and computer data, shootings among juveniles are dropping. → Read More

Brazil backs Trump and blames Cuba for Venezuela’s problems

The new foreign minister of Brazil says his government strongly agrees with the Trump administration’s assessment of Cuba’s responsibility for the problems plaguing Venezuela - and they must be dealt with. → Read More