Corruption

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador’s attorney general has accused several police officers of participating in a high-profile case of extrajudicial killings, signaling a desire to reign in heavy-handed anti-gang tactics that have been linked to increases in violence and human rights abuses.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
More than three years into the term of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel operate in 15 states combined, while the Zetas and the Knights Templar have been reduced to operating in just one apiece.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Members of law enforcement organizations in Brazil have come forward to tell their stories about the corruption and human rights violations present in some arenas in Brazil.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A recent ruling by Colombia’s Justice and Peace Court that mentioned Postobón called for employees of the iconic soft drink company to be investigated for possible past collaboration with a paramilitary group but did not explicitly implicate the company itself, court documents show.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The judge handling the biggest political graft case in Brazil's history says "systemic corruption" has generated "enormous" costs for the country, adding that institutional factors have complicated efforts to address the issue.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Peru’s victims of forced sterilization under the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori await an important decision this week, as prosecutors are set to decide whether the human rights case will be allowed to move forward or relegated to the dustbin of history, local media reported Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
On July 13, El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturned a 1993 amnesty law that prevented prosecutions of those responsible for grave human rights abuses committed during the country’s decade-long armed conflict.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Sit-ins, roadblocks and violence linked to Mexico's roiling conflict between teachers and the federal government have cast a pall over Oaxaca City and the Guelaguetza, the signature annual celebration of the indigenous and mestizo heritage of this culturally rich state.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria’s kleptocracy undermines the regime’s ability to combat Boko Haram, a deadly terrorist movement that has displaced two million people in the country’s war-ravaged northeast.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Two whisteblowers have gone public with allegations that Georgia's Ministry of Defense is loaded with unqualified officials who were appointed only because they were political allies of the minister, and that ministry officials are using their posts to promote the minister's political party. But given the fact that Georgia's partners, particularly the U.S., have focused their security assistance efforts so heavily on reforming the ministry, the claims are likely to dispirit those partners.

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