Corruption

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.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:36
On 2 March 2016, armed men burst into the home of Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental and indigenous activist in Honduras, and shot her to death. Earlier that day, the government had rescinded Ms Cáceres’s meager security detail, leaving her unprotected. Of the 33 threats against her, including death threats, none had been investigated.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 07:31
Mexico’s Congress on Wednesday passed a reworked version of anticorruption legislation, stripping out a controversial section that had been opposed by business groups and vetoed by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:53
U.S. policymakers, and international financial institutions (IFIs), including the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, and the IMF, need to take a fresh look at Moldova, a small but vital country in Eastern Europe. Moldova’s security is deteriorating due to Russia’s truculence, yet internal systemic corruption may be a bigger threat.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:51
A new poll shows that recent corruption scandals in Guatemala appear to have damaged the credibility of the country's armed forces and political elites, while an internationally supported anti-corruption commission has become the country's most-trusted institution.

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