Search Results for: Claudia Escobar

Kleptocracy ‘not a domestic problem’: corruption’s devastating consequences

     

Massive protests in Venezuela, Tunisia, Brazil, Morocco, and the Dominican Republic [and Slovakia, left] over the last few weeks have highlighted political graft around the globe, and the ensuing instability… Read more »

Slovakia’s corruption undermining democracy, fueling extremism

     

Thousands of Slovaks rallied in Bratislava on Monday to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the interior minister over his ties with a developer under investigation for tax… Read more »

Counting the cost of corruption

     

A prominent judge has queried the use of public funds to buy vehicles for Nigeria’s politicians, and advised a leading advocacy group to research the issues “to see how best… Read more »

Kleptocratic networks: corruption’s operating system

     

In some five dozen countries worldwide, corruption can no longer be understood as merely the iniquitous doings of individuals. Rather, it is the operating system of sophisticated networks that cross… Read more »

Counting the cost of corruption: citizen movements demanding transparency

     

Thousands of Moroccans marched in a northern town to protest against injustice and corruption this week, Reuters reports: Political protests are rare in Morocco, but tensions in al-Hoceima have been… Read more »

‘Kleptocratic conspiracy’ pushing Guatemala toward authoritarianism

     

Hundreds of peasant farmers and indigenous Maya blocked a major highway in Guatemala’s western highlands on Monday, demanding that President Jimmy Morales reverse a policy aimed at forcing a U.N.-backed… Read more »

‘Democracy deferred’ in Azerbaijan: Journalism is not a crime

     

  A new documentary film – “Courage – Journalism is not a crime” by celebrated Danish director Tom Heinemann. – premiered on the 25th anniversary of the World Press Freedom… Read more »

Corruption sapping faith in Latin American democracy

     

Guatemala is experiencing a major crisis triggered by scandals of corruption; Honduras is debating the re-election of its President, in open contradiction to its Constitution while facing indications of corruption… Read more »

On verge of crisis, Guatemala lifts presidential immunity

     

  Guatemala’s top court opened the way on Monday for an investigation of President Jimmy Morales (left) for alleged illegal campaign finances, but Congress will have the final say on… Read more »