Tag: Anti-corruption

Latin America: How to stop corruption and save democracy

     

In Venezuela and throughout the region, corruption will not be eliminated overnight. But to reduce it, several things must occur, Susan Segal, AS/COA’s president and CEO, writes for Americas Quarterly’s… Read more »

Algeria’s divided democracy movement seeks end to impasse

     

In April 2019, Algerians ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, becoming the fifth Arab country to topple a president since 2011, the Brookings Institution reports. Though successfully deposing the head of state,… Read more »

Governance key to strategy for Iraq

     

Iraq’s politics, governance, and economy all pose major challenges that could leave Iraq unstable or even divide it, notes CSIS analyst Anthony H. Cordesman. Iraq’s progress towards democracy has so… Read more »

Petrofraude: the scam that emptied Venezuela’s tables

     

Venezuela has more oil than Saudi Arabia and more poverty than Colombia. Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, it’s now plagued with shortages of everything from toilet paper to antibiotics and food, The… Read more »

Kateryna Handziuk’s legacy: Ukrainian civil society combats corruption

     

Ukraine’s Parliament began its morning plenary with a moment of silence for anti-corruption Kateryna Handziuk, who has died following an acid attack according to 112 Ukraine. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has… Read more »

Brazil: the next democracy to fall in populist wave?

     

This October, Brazilians will go to the polls to elect a new president, and the country could become the next democracy to fall in the populist wave that has been… Read more »

West’s anti-corruption efforts failing in Ukraine?

     

Russia is run by people who are stealing left, right, and center. Its a kleptocracy, says Mark Galeotti, author of The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia, out Tuesday from Yale University Press…. Read more »

Corruption causing ‘political decay’ and damaging democracy, Pope Francis says

     

Pope Francis wrapped up a week-long visit to Latin America on Sunday in this Andean nation warning that a series of explosive corruption scandals that have tarnished current and former presidents is… Read more »

Ukraine’s oligarchs strike back, challenging anti-corruption reform

     

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has called for the resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a defiant impromptu rally in front of parliament in Kyiv, shortly after his supporters freed him… Read more »